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Author: Wikimedia Foundation

A note on our approach to privacy

We're updating our privacy policy, and are inviting you to comment on the changes over the next thirty days.

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A letter to our readers and donors from the Wikimedia Foundation

Looking back on our largest annual fundraiser, we thank you for another great year.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications

Heather Walls, the current leader of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Communications department, and Kui Kinyanjui, an executive with over 18 years of experience in journalism and global communications, will be assuming permanent senior leadership roles as Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Communications respectively.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Tony Sebro as Deputy General Counsel

Seasoned attorney joins the Wikimedia Foundation after six years serving as General Counsel at the Software Freedom Conservancy.

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Building for the future of Wikimedia with a new approach to partnerships

The Wikipedia Zero program will end in 2018 while new partnership opportunities will continue to address critical barriers to participation in free knowledge around the world

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Wikimedia 2030: Wikimedia’s role in shaping the future of the information commons

As part of Wikimedia 2030, the Foundation commissioned research to inform conversations and contextualize trends that could affect Wikimedia from now until 2030.

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Upload your pigeon photos to Wikimedia Commons in honor of Craig Newmark

The founder of Craigslist is an incredibly generous supporter of free and open knowledge and the Wikimedia movement. We want to thank him, and we need your help... along with your pigeon photos.

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Mailbag: What is going on with Wikipedia and the monkey selfie? We love monkeys and photographers, let us tell you more…

Answering your questions about Wikipedia, the monkey selfie, and copyright on the Wikimedia sites.

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Wikimedia Foundation appoints Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer. Toby has been leading the Foundation’s product development in an interim capacity since April. He brings nearly 20 years of experience of integrating data, research, and design to produce effective and popular products. The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization….

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Wikimedians pack their bags and head to Montreal for 13th annual Wikimania

Roughly 1,000 volunteers and free knowledge leaders from nearly 70 countries gathered today for the start of Wikimania 2017—the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister projects, the Wikimedia movement, and the community of volunteers who make them possible. This marks the 13th annual Wikimania, which takes place on 11–13 August at the Centre Sheraton….

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