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Wikipedia readers in Latin America invited to support 20 years of free knowledge through new fundraising campaign
ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION
The Wikimedia Foundation today started a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in several Latin American countries, starting in Brazil and continuing in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Until the end of May, banners will be appearing on Wikipedia in these countries, asking readers to consider contributing with a donation. You may see these messages….
19 April 2021
By Pats Pena
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Project Rewrite: Tell the missing stories of women on Wikipedia and beyond
COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY EVENTSFOUNDATION GENDER GAP
Think of a historical event, one you learned about in school. Maybe an expedition, a treaty, or a speech. How about a years-long atrocity, or a record-breaking achievement? When you picture this event, who are the central characters? Now, ask yourself if you know the women’s side of the story. For as long as written….
8 March 2021
By Adora Svitak
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Wikipedia needs local journalism and the open Web
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Over the past couple of months, many who are interested in internet policy have been watching developments in Australia, where a proposed Mandatory Bargaining Code will force some internet platforms to pay for linking to content by news publishers and displaying snippets thereof. While it isn’t entirely clear yet what services will be covered by….
26 February 2021
By Jan Gerlach
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Who tells your story on Wikipedia
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Growing up, my father was the storyteller of our family. He would use stories to encourage me, to remind me of how important it was to be proud of who I am, to teach me about our family history, and to make me laugh. Before I knew enough to ask questions, I was soaking up….
22 February 2021
By Janeen Uzzell
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Wikimedia Foundation CEO Katherine Maher to Step Down in April 2021
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February 4, 2021. Katherine Maher, the Chief Executive Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, will be leaving the organization in April. Under her leadership, Wikipedia attained its highest public trust in the institution’s history. Since becoming CEO in 2016, Katherine defined an expansive strategic direction for Wikimedia’s next decade, significantly….
4 February 2021
By Wikimedia Foundation
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The infinite potential of human collaboration
COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA
On November 2, 2000, a space capsule carrying three astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). It was appropriately named “Expedition 1,” and it was the beginning of 20 years of humans continuously living and working onboard the ISS. Just two months after the landing of Expedition 1, another seemingly impossible human endeavor launched….
11 January 2021
By Heather Walls
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What Wikipedia saw during election week in the U.S., and what we’re doing next
FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA
Election Day in the United States was a critical moment for the country, with impacts that will extend well beyond one election cycle. For many Americans, it was an anxiety-inducing event. While voters waited — and waited — for the results to come in, Wikipedia editors across the globe stood ready. As one of the….
17 December 2020
By Ryan Merkley
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Supporting Wikipedia and the environment: The Wikimedia Foundation and Plant Your Change collaborate to plant 400,000 trees
FOUNDATION TECHNOLOGY
Update: Thanks to the generosity of Wikipedia donors, we were able to meet our goal of planting 400,000 trees! If you have not yet given to Wikipedia and are able to, we are grateful for your support. Visit donate.wikimedia.org to make a contribution. Timed with our 2020 end-of-year fundraising campaign on English Wikipedia, the Wikimedia….
7 December 2020
By Wikimedia Foundation
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The world relies on Wikipedia. Wikipedia relies on you.
ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION
During difficult times, we discover a lot about ourselves. We also find out who our friends are. In 2020, millions of people found a good friend in Wikipedia. Some folks, like me, were stuck at home making sense of a changed world. Others were out there keeping the world running. But all of us could….
30 November 2020
By Pats Pena
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How Wikipedia Is Preparing For The 2020 U.S. Election
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA
If the internet is the most important battleground in next week’s U.S. presidential election, then Wikipedia is the Web’s neutral zone. Last month, U.S. federal agencies issued a public service announcementwith a warning that bad actors could use the internet to spread disinformation in an effort to discredit the legitimacy of the voting process. As….
30 October 2020
By Ryan Merkley and Diego Sáez-Trumper
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