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Andy Craze

Community Wikimania

Wikipedia’s annual conference, Wikimania, is coming to Stockholm

The annual conference behind Wikipedia, one of the world’s most visited and beloved websites, will take place in Stockholm from 14–18 August 2019. The event will bring together members of the global community behind Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects: volunteer editors (Wikimedians) from around the world, museum and archival experts, leaders of….

Communications

What would your life be like #WithoutWikipedia?

For more than two years, the people of Turkey have been unable to access or participate on Wikipedia—what Ege, a high school student in the country, calls the “source of the sources.” And they’re not the only ones affected. Without Wikipedia, the rest of the world is missing the voices, perspectives, and knowledge of Turkey’s….

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo

Lori Noack

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo

Debby Zierten

Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

We’re back in court opposing the NSA’s mass surveillance

On Thursday, 30 May, Wikimedia Foundation lawyers were in a courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, to watch oral arguments in our ongoing case against the United States government’s mass surveillance practices. As our counsel from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rose to stand before the Judge, we rehearsed in our heads the arguments we knew….

Hackathon group photo

Events Technology

Wikimedia Czech Republic hosts hackathon to improve Wikimedia’s software

The annual Wikimedia Hackathon brings people with different skillsets together to improve the software that powers Wikimedia websites. This edition took place at the Prague National Library of Technology and provided an opportunity for volunteer technologists to meet in person, share ideas, have fun, and work together to improve the software that Wikipedia and its….

Communications

Why we must all support policy that keeps the internet open and accessible

This week, the Wikimedia Foundation was invited to provide opening remarks for the third annual Global Conference of the Internet Jurisdiction and Policy Network in Berlin, Germany. This conference represents a place for civil society, platforms, elected representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders to come together and discuss how we can manage tensions between competing national….

Communications

Let’s talk about The North Face defacing Wikipedia

Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that The North Face, an outdoor recreation product company, and Leo Burnett Tailor Made, an ad agency retained by The North Face, unethically manipulated Wikipedia. They have risked your trust in our mission for a short-lived marketing stunt. In a video about the campaign, Leo Burnett and The North….

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Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy

Victor Grigas - CC BY-SA 3.0

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Arild Vågen

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Screenshot of new sorting options

Advanced Search - sorting option

Tonina Zhelyazkova/Wikimedia Germany (Deutschland)

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Hackathon group photo

Wikimedia Hackathon Prague 2019 - Group Photo - CLK - cropped

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