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Wikipedia is a place to "plant and harvest" free knowledge: Arminé Aghayan

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Arminé Aghayan has written thousands of articles on the Armenian Wikipedia and freely licensed thousands of her photos on Wikimedia Commons.

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Community digest; Wikipedians around the world celebrate Wikipedia’s 17th anniversary

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Every January, Wikipedians around the world celebrate the birthday of Wikipedia. This year, as Wikipedia is turning 17, we took a look at the celebrations held around the world by the Wikipedia communities.

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Community digest: Wikipedia Asian Month wraps up; Remembering Wikipedian John Cameron Deas; news in brief

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Wikipedia Asian Month has wrapped up after adding over 7,000 new articles on Wikipedia in 50 languages; The English Wikipedia community remembers veteran Wikipedian John Cameron Deas who passed away last year. In addition, this week's news in brief includes information about scholarships for Wikimania and WikiIndaba, Her Story editathons, and more.

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Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

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Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year's Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.

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Pranayraj Vangari has written a new Wikipedia article every day for the last thousand days

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Today, Pranayraj Vangari concluded a 365-day challenge where he created a new article on the Telugu Wikipedia every day for the past year—including when he got married.

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Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

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"I think the message is more important than the author," says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country.

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“I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

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Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.

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Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

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Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.

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