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Wikimedia Enterprise announces Google and Internet Archive as its first customers; allows new customers to self sign-up for free trials

June 21, 2022, San Francisco, CA, USA ― Wikimedia Enterprise, a first-of-its-kind commercial product designed for companies that reuse and source Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects at a high volume, today announced its first customers: multinational technology company Google and nonprofit digital library Internet Archive.  Wikimedia Enterprise was recently launched by the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit….

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Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Selena Deckelmann as Chief Product and Technology Officer

13 June 2022, San Francisco  — The Wikimedia Foundation today announced the appointment of Selena Deckelmann as Chief Product and Technology Officer. Selena is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Mozilla, where she was responsible for Firefox. She will officially join on August 1, 2022. Selena will lead the product and technology teams at….

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Wikimedia Foundation Appeals Russian Court Decision on Removal of Wikipedia Information Related to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On 6 June 2022, the Wikimedia Foundation filed an appeal to challenge a Moscow Court’s decision that the Foundation committed an administrative offense by failing to remove “prohibited” information on Wikipedia, largely related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In its appeal, the Wikimedia Foundation argues that information on Wikipedia should be protected by freedom….

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Six Wikimedia Chapters Rejected as Observers to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland — Today, six Wikimedia chapters—independent Wikimedia movement affiliate organizations—were rejected from gaining accreditation to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). WIPO is the specialized United Nations (UN) agency that determines global policies on copyright, patents, and trademarks. The Wikimedia chapters of France, Germany, Italy, Mexico,….

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Wikimedia Foundation launches #KnowWithWiki campaign to promote access to and sharing of free knowledge

Explores the breadth of Wikipedia and its abundant, reliable troves of knowledge, to help internet users “know” their world better Collaborates with popular Indian content creators to amplify and support the social media campaign Uses short video format to engage with the Indian youth on Instagram and Youtube May 6, 2022, New Delhi/San Francisco: The….

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Sowt Podcasts produces a new season of Manbet in partnership with Wikimedia Foundation

Sowt and the Wikimedia Foundation, have partnered  to produce a new season of Sowt’s podcast Manbet. Hosted and written by veteran content creator Bisher Najjar, the educational podcast explores various topics from the fields of humanities and society. This partnership is a result of Sowt and the Wikimedia Foundation’s mutual vision to share knowledge with….

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European Court of Human Rights case dismissed after two years of access to Wikipedia being restored in Turkey

Today, the European Court of Human Rights announced that it is dismissing the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2019 petition to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. The case was dismissed because access to Wikipedia was restored by the Turkish government in January 2020 and the block was already determined to be a human rights violation in….

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Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi Davası, Türkiye’de Vikipedi’ye erişim engelinin kaldırılmasından iki yıl sonra reddedildi.

Avrupa İnsan Hakları mahkemesi bugün, Vikipedi’ye erişim engelinin kaldırılması için Wikimedia Vakfı’nın 2019 tarihli dilekçesini reddettiğini duyurdu. Dava, Türk hükûmeti tarafından Vikipedi’ye erişimin Ocak 2020’de tekrar sağlanmış olması ve engelin bir insan hakları ihlali olduğunun Türk Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin Aralık 2019 tarihli kararında zaten belirlenmiş olması nedeniyle reddedildi. Mahkeme, Türk Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin artık çevrimiçi ifade özgürlüğü….

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The Wikimedia Foundation stands with its communities around the world in defending free knowledge in the face of threats from the Russian government

Цей пост також доступний українською мовою.Этот пост также доступен на русском языке. On 1 March 2022 the Wikimedia Foundation received a Russian government demand to remove content related to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine posted by volunteer contributors to Russian Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation and the movement we are part of have never backed down….

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Фонд Вікімедіа підтримує свої спільноти по всьому світу, захищаючи вільні знання перед лицем загрози з боку російського уряду

This post is also available in English.Этот пост также доступен на русском языке. 1 березня 2022 року Фонд Вікімедіа отримав від уряду Росії вимогу видалити контент щодо неспровокованого вторгнення в Україну, розміщений волонтерами російської Вікіпедії. Рух та Фонд Вікімедіа ніколи не відступали перед загрозами урядів позбавити людей їх основного права на доступ до безкоштовної, відкритої….

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