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Author: Katherine Maher

Why we must all support policy that keeps the internet open and accessible

Communications

This week, the Wikimedia Foundation was invited to provide opening remarks for the third annual Global Conference of the Internet Jurisdiction and Policy Network in Berlin, Germany. This conference represents a place for civil society, platforms, elected representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders to come together and discuss how we can manage tensions between competing national….

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Eileen Hershenov departs from General Counsel position at the Wikimedia Foundation

Communications Foundation Legal

It is with deep regret that I share that Eileen Hershenov, General Counsel and Board Secretary, will be departing from her position at the Wikimedia Foundation. On behalf of the executive team, Foundation Board, and myself, I want to thank Eileen for her critical contributions to advance our legal, public policy, and advocacy work during….

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Wikipedia is a mirror of the world’s gender biases

Communications Foundation Gender gap Wikipedia

This post ran in the Los Angeles Times on 18 October 2018. When Donna Strickland won the Nobel Prize this month, she became only the third woman in history to receive the award in physics. An optical physicist at the University of Waterloo, Strickland is brilliant, accomplished and inspiring. To use Wikipedia parlance, she is very….

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Wikimedia and The Met: A shared digital vision

Communications Foundation From the archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wikimedia Foundation are partners on a simple shared mission: connecting audiences to open knowledge, ideas, and creativity on a global scale.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Talent & Culture Officer and Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President)

Communications Foundation

I am delighted to share an update about the leadership team at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Joady Lohr, interim Chief of Talent & Culture, has been appointed as permanent Chief Talent & Culture Officer. Anna Stillwell, Director of Culture, has been appointed Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President). Throughout….

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Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

Communications Endowment

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This week, we celebrate not just Wikipedia, but the birth of an idea: that anyone can contribute to the world’s knowledge. Globally, readers and editors are coming together to celebrate, with nearly 150 events across six continents. From editing marathons in Bangladesh….

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Despite headlines, frequent edits don’t cause inaccuracy

Communications From the archives Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit. It didn’t surprise us to learn that articles considered to be controversial are frequently edited.

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