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Victory in Italy: Wikimedia wins lawsuit against former Minister of Defense

The Rome Court of Appeals has ruled strongly in Wikimedia’s favor in Previti v. Wikimedia Foundation. It protected accurate, well-sourced articles, and held that when someone has a concern, they should work through community processes, not try to bypass them with legal demands.

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Wikimedia releases eighth transparency report

Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the second half of 2017.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Tony Sebro as Deputy General Counsel

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

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Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation create new research initiative to help preserve and protect the free exchange of information online

The Wikimedia Foundation and the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School recently expanded their longstanding collaboration to focus on raising awareness and conducting research related to threats against intermediary liability protections. Those protections are necessary if online platforms are to remain neutral third parties hosting user-generated content.

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Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Why we’re here and where we’re going

The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of readers and contributors who share and consume information on Wikipedia and the other free-knowledge projects. Privacy and anonymity are crucial to the free sharing of knowledge. Mass surveillance erodes our privacy and individualism, and undermines our expressive and associational freedoms.

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Discussing fake news and the NSA lawsuit at Yale

As part of our ongoing affiliation and collaboration with Yale Law School, members of the Foundation’s legal team recently participated in two events focused on the issue of fake news and the Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit.

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Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed

The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.

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Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.

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Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.