Foundation From the archives Legal

Time is running out to defend user rights online

Now that it has passed a critical vote in the European Parliament, we have one last opportunity to make the EU revise its proposed copyright directive and ensure the internet stays open for everyone.

From the archives Wikimedia Research Newsletter

Wikimedia Research Newsletter, May 2018

Why people don’t contribute to Wikipedia; using Wikipedia to teach statistics, technical writing, and controversial issues

With contributions by: Miriam Redi, Barbara Page, FULBERT, and Piotr Konieczny

Communications Foundation From the archives

Wikimedia Foundation partners with the GSMA to expand digital literacy in emerging countries

As part of our 2030 vision, the Wikimedia Foundation is working to expand partnerships with organisations like the GSMA to empower communities through digital skills training and participation in knowledge creation and sharing.

Affiliates Community From the archives

Kusudamas and production schedules: The joy of being a Visiting Wikimedian for the Wikimedia Conference

Vira Motorko is a Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine. Through Wikimedia Germany’s Visiting Wikimedian program, they helped plan the 2018 Wikimedia Conference, held earlier this year in Berlin.

Community From the archives Profiles Wikipedia

For these Wikipedia editors, ancient Egyptian pyramids are more than a symbol

Two of Wikipedia's editors speak out about what motivates them to write about ancient Egypt on Wikipedia.

Sam Oye - Wiki Indaba 2017

Community From the archives Wikipedia

The insights series: Sam Oyeyele

Interviews with Wikimedians from emerging communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, sharing their experiences of Wikimedia Conference 2018 and what the free knowledge movement means to them.

Foundation From the archives Legal

Don’t force platforms to replace communities with algorithms

As policymakers increasingly suggest technological solutions to fight illegal and controversial content online, we ask them to consider the rights of internet users and to leave room for the human side of content moderation.

From the archives Interview Research

‘Conversations gone awry’—the researchers figuring out when online conversations get out of hand

Did you know that humans make the right guess about 72% of the time, and that indicates that they have an intuition for this task, while also highlighting that the task is far from trivial?