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Wikipedia celebrates 20 years of free, trusted information for the world

Communications Events Wikipedia

14 January 2021 — Wikipedia, the world’s largest free online encyclopedia, turns 20 years old on 15 January. This birthday commemorates two decades of global efforts to support free knowledge, open collaboration, and trust on the internet. In a time when disinformation and polarization challenge our trust in information and institutions, Wikipedia is more relevant….

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Wikimedia campaigns

Make a difference. Join a Wikimedia campaign today!   Every year, dozens of volunteer- and partner-led campaigns take place around the world to strengthen Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects.   Whether it is by adding missing references, uploading photographs, or creating new biographies on overlooked women, you can impact the information people around the….

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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….

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Pandemics and politics: 2020 through the lens of Wikipedia

Wikipedia Year in Review

This is my sixth annual post sharing the list of Wikipedia’s most popular articles of the year, and each year I’ve had to come up with different ways of saying “people really love the latest pop culture.” Then 2020 happened — and, as with most things this year, the list was very different. Instead of….

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Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia Foundation, illustrated by Jasmina El Bouamraoui and Karabo Poppy Moletsane


Wikipedia 20 symbol - International Space Station

Jasmina El Bouamraoui and Karabo Poppy Moletsane, with updates by Tas Elias

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Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy

Victor Grigas - CC BY-SA 3.0

COVID-19 Nurse

US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman

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