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Das Gesetz über digitale Dienste könnte große Änderungen an digitalen Plattformen erfordern. Hier sind 4 Dinge, die die Gesetzgeber*innen wissen müssen, um von Menschen betriebene Plattformen wie Wikipedia zu schützen.

Die Wikimedia Foundation, die gemeinnützige Organisation, die Wikipedia betreibt, begrüßt die Bemühungen der europäischen Politiker, die Moderation von Inhalten verantwortlicher und transparenter zu gestalten. Einige der aktuellen Bestimmungen und vorgeschlagenen Änderungen des DSA enthalten jedoch auch Anforderungen, die das gemeinschaftliche und gemeinnützige Modell von Wikipedia gefährden könnten.  Das System der offenen Zusammenarbeit bei Wikipedia ermöglicht….

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Maryana Iskander

Wikimedia Foundation ernennt Maryana Iskander zur Geschäftsführerin

14. September 2021, San Francisco, Kalifornien — Heute hat das Board of Trustees der Wikimedia Foundation die Ernennung von Maryana Iskander zur neuen Geschäftsführerin bekanntgegeben. Sie ist eine weltweit anerkannte soziale Unternehmerin und eine Expertin für den Aufbau branchenübergreifender Partnerschaften, in deren Rahmen Chancenungleichheit durch ein Zusammenwirken innovativer technologischer Lösungen und Initiativen aus den betroffenen….

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Wikimedia Foundation will close San Francisco office and encourage remote work for March 2020 amidst COVID-19 concerns

The Wikimedia Foundation is closely monitoring developments with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our staff and the communities in which we all live. Today, we’re sharing steps we’re taking to protect our employees and how we plan to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the remainder….

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İki buçuk yıldan uzun zamanın ardından Türkiye’den Wikipedia’ya erişim açıldı

Bugün, Wikipedia’nın 19. doğum gününde, Wikimedia Vakfı Türkiye’den Wikipedia’ya erişimin yeniden açılmakta olduğuna ilişkin haberler aldı.* Bu son gelişme, Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin Türkiye yetkililerinin iki buçuk yıldan uzun süren engelini 26 Aralık 2019 kararı ile anayasaya aykırı bulmasının ardından gerçekleşti. Bugün erken saatlerde Anayasa Mahkemesi kararın tam metnini kamuya açık olarak paylaştı, hemen ardından Wikipedia’ya erişimin….

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Access to Wikipedia restored in Turkey after more than two and a half years

Today, on Wikipedia’s 19th birthday, the Wikimedia Foundation has received reports that access to Wikipedia in Turkey is actively being restored.* This latest development follows a 26 December 2019 ruling by the Constitutional Court of Turkey that the more than two and a half year block imposed by the Turkish government was unconstitutional. Earlier today,….

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India’s proposed intermediary liability rules could limit everyone’s access to information online

Honorable Minister Prasad: I am writing today on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation to express our concerns regarding the Ministry’s proposed changes to the intermediary liability rules and its negative impact on access to knowledge and participation for Indians online. The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts and operates Wikipedia, along with a number….

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Türkiye Anayasa Mahkemesi, Vikipedi’nin iki buçuk yıllık engelinin anayasaya aykırı olduğuna karar verdi

Anayasa Mahkemesi bugün, Türkiye’de iki buçuk yıldan fazladır süren Vikipedi’ye erişim engelinin anayasaya aykırı olduğuna hükmetti. Türkiye’nin en yüksek mahkemesinin aldığı bu yeni karar ışığında Türkiye’de erişimin yakında yeniden sağlanacağını ve engelin kalktığına dair güncel bilgi aldığımızda bu bildiriyi yeniden güncellemeyi umuyoruz. Bilgiye evrensel erişime verilen bu önemli onayı memnuniyetle karşılama hususunda Türk halkına, ve….

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Turkish Constitutional Court rules that the two and a half year block of Wikipedia is unconstitutional

Today, the Turkish Constitutional Court has held that the more than two and a half year access ban of Wikipedia in Turkey was unconstitutional. We hope that access will be restored in Turkey soon in the light of this new ruling from Turkey’s highest court and will update this statement if we receive notification that….

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Why the Wikimedia Foundation has not signed on to the Contract for the Web

In November 2019, Tim Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation launched the Contract for the Web, a set of rules designed to address the challenges facing digital communication and participation— from threats to online privacy and security to connectivity and digital inclusion.  The multi-stakeholder effort outlines nine principles for governments, companies and citizens designed to safeguard….

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District Court rules for government in Wikimedia Foundation’s mass surveillance case against the NSA

Update: On February 14, 2020, the Wikimedia Foundation filed a notice of appeal in this case before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. We respectfully disagree with the District Court’s ruling, and believe that information in the public domain shows that the NSA is using Upstream surveillance to copy and search Wikimedia’s communications.….

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