Communications Foundation From the archives

Wikimedia Foundation becomes official EQUALS Global Partner

We are pleased to announce we are now an EQUALS Global Partner, joining a growing network of companies, foundations, academia, United Nations agencies and civil society organizations who are coming together to bridge the digital gender divide for more women

Foundation From the archives

Improved geocoding in CiviCRM

A new geocoder extension released by the Wikimedia Foundation for CiviCRM—and more.

Community From the archives Profiles

The more you contribute to Wikipedia, the more knowledge you gain: Ted Yoo

It takes years of effort to find yourself on the list of Wikipedia’s most prolific contributors. We talked to Ted Yoo, who has made 300,000 edits on the Korean Wikipedia, to learn about the motivation that has kept him actively editing for so long.

Community From the archives Wikipedia

The insights series: Felix Nartey

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.

Communications From the archives Wikimania

Annual Wikimedia conference “Wikimania” to make debut in Sub-Saharan Africa

The first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites. Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across the African continent and the world.

From the archives Technology

You asked, so we built it: Synced reading lists for Wikipedia’s Android and iOS apps

Users on both apps can now bookmark articles, organize them into lists of articles, and share those lists across devices.

Communications Foundation From the archives

Minister Ahmet Arslan: Wikipedia is open for improvement by anyone around the world, and should be open for editors in Turkey

The Wikimedia Foundation is deeply concerned about recent statements attributed to the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet Arslan from Friday, the 18th of May, regarding the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. The Minister’s comments seriously misrepresent Wikipedia’s open editing model and efforts undertaken by the Wikimedia Foundation to lift the block.

To address these concerns, the Wikimedia Foundation has issued the following letter to Minister Arslan. We are publishing this letter openly here to further address any public confusion surrounding the Minister’s comments.

For a year, the people of Turkey have not been able to learn from, share, or contribute knowledge on Wikipedia. Without participation from Turkey, the world suffers. We remain committed to restoring access to Wikipedia in full for the people of Turkey. #WeMissTurkey

Communications Foundation From the archives

A note on our approach to privacy

We're updating our privacy policy, and are inviting you to comment on the changes over the next thirty days.

Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

Nine community-led projects receive rapid grants to inspire new readers

How do we build awareness of Wikipedia in different countries, cultures, and language groups around the world? We trust local Wikimedians to offer their expertise.