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Press Releases

Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications

4 April 2018 Heather Walls, the current leader of Wikimedia Foundation’s Communications department, and Kui Kinyanjui, an executive with over 18 years of experience in journalism and global communications, will be assuming permanent senior leadership roles as Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications respectively

Statement from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding Facebook’s Wikipedia integration

3 April 2018 We are always happy to see people, companies, and organizations recognize Wikipedia’s value as a repository of free knowledge

Wikimedia Foundation appoints Tony Sebro as Deputy General Counsel

2 March 2018 Seasoned attorney joins the Wikimedia Foundation after six years serving as General Counsel at the Software Freedom Conservancy

Wikimedia Foundation statement regarding the nearly 9 months Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

18 January 2018 For nearly 9 months, the world has missed the knowledge, voices, and perspectives of the people of Turkey on Wikipedia

Past press releases (2004-2018)

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