Mobile Technology Wikipedia

Four open design methods we used to improve Wikipedia’s iOS app

Wikipedia is built and edited by the collaborative efforts of volunteers around the world. When it came time to improve the editing features on Wikipedia’s iOS app, we here on the Wikimedia Foundation’s iOS team wanted to ensure that our design process reflected that and the values of our organization, including our design principles. To….

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Communications Wikipedia

Wikimedia Foundation petitions the European Court of Human Rights to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey

At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that free access to knowledge and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. We believe that when people have good information, they can make better decisions. Free access to information creates economic opportunity and empowers people to build sustainable livelihoods. Knowledge makes our societies more informed, more connected, and….

Hot air balloons hover over a scenic valley in Cappadocia, Turkey

Communications Wikipedia

Wikimedia Vakfı Türkiye’deki Vikipedi erişim engelinin kaldırılması için Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi’ne başvuruyor

Wikimedia Vakfı olarak bilgiye özgür erişimin ve ifade özgürlüğünün temel insan hakları olduğuna inanıyoruz. İnsanların iyi bilgiye sahip olduklarında daha iyi kararlar alabileceklerine inanıyoruz. Bilgiye özgür erişim ekonomik fırsatlar yaratıyor ve insanların sürdürülebilir geçim kaynakları oluşturmalarını sağlıyor. Bilgi, toplumlarımızın daha bilinçli, daha bağlantılı ve daha adil olmasını sağlıyor. Geçtiğimiz iki yıl boyunca, Türkiye ve en….

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With Wikipedia in the classroom, a former student has become the teacher

Four years ago, Ismael Andani Abdulai was in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, working towards a master’s in law. One of the required courses for that degree was on cyber law, focusing on legal issues related to computers, the internet, and information technology. Appropriately, the professor in charge of the class assigned….

Advocacy Communications Wikipedia

Wikimedia Foundation urges Chinese authorities to lift block of Wikipedia in China

The Wikimedia Foundation has determined that Wikipedia is no longer accessible in the People’s Republic of China—impacting more than 1.3 billion readers, students, professionals, researchers, and more who can no longer access this resource or share their knowledge and achievements with the world. We have not received notice or any indication as to why this….

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Wikimedia Argentina and the National University of La Plata partner to promote free knowledge

Last month, Wikimedia Argentina (WMAR) and the National University of La Plata (UNLP) signed an agreement that will see them working together to produce, facilitate, and distribute free knowledge through Wikipedia. The agreement with UNLP, one of the premier universities in Argentina, is the first of its kind for WMAR, an independent chapter affiliate that….

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Wikimedia Argentina y la Universidad Nacional de La Plata firman convenio para promover el conocimiento libre

Wikimedia Argentina (WMAR) y la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) firmaron el pasado 20 de marzo un convenio de cooperación para impulsar y promover políticas transversales de difusión y producción de conocimiento abierto. Es la primera alianza de estas características que WMAR formaliza con una institución de educación superior. “Este acuerdo facilitará en gran….

Community Events Wikipedia

How Wikipedia’s women were made more visible on International Women’s Day

The internet has a problem: across much of the world, women’s access, and participation, and representation on the internet are below that of men.* For online communities like Wikipedia, the internet’s missing women help contribute to our gender gap—both in our content, which is biased towards male biographies, and in our contributors, which are overwhelmingly….

Interview Profiles Wikipedia

This forensic scientist wrote her discipline into Wikipedia. Now, she’s training others to do the same.

Five years ago, Manavpreet Kaur administered several tests for entry-level forensics diploma students at Punjabi University, located in Patiala, Punjab, India. From her vantage point, Kaur—who had recently completed a Ph.D. in forensic science—quickly realized that not all of the students were comfortable with the course being taught exclusively in English. She searched for Punjabi-language….

Legal Wikipedia

A German court forced us to remove part of a Wikipedia article’s ‘history.’ Here’s what that means.

Three months ago, a German court ruled that part of a Wikipedia article—found to be defamatory in a previous court decision—had to be removed from both the article and its associated revision tracker, known as a “history” page. (History pages allow anyone to see how a Wikipedia article has developed since they were created, in….