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Wikimedia Foundation funds six Outreachy interns for round 15

Blog transition Foundation From the archives MediaWiki Technology

Please join us in welcoming six new Outreachy interns to Wikimedia from Brazil, Cameroon, Germany, and India!

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Vitor Mazuco

Vitor Mazuco and the fandom that drives his Wikipedia editing

Blog transition Community From the archives Profiles

Vitor Mazuco is a veteran Wikipedian, Education Program leader, and community leader in São Paulo, Brazil. But it is his love for a certain celebrity that has helped to propel him into becoming one of the Portuguese Wikipedia’s most active contributors.

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Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation create new research initiative to help preserve and protect the free exchange of information online

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation and the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School recently expanded their longstanding collaboration to focus on raising awareness and conducting research related to threats against intermediary liability protections. Those protections are necessary if online platforms are to remain neutral third parties hosting user-generated content.

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May Mohamed Hisham Hashem

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

Blog transition Community Education From the archives Profiles

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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Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

Blog transition Foundation From the archives Legal

The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.

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Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

Blog transition Community Education From the archives Profiles

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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Wikimedia Foundation files petition against decision to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a petition with the French Supreme Court in support of access to knowledge.

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Interaction principles for online collaboration

Blog transition Foundation From the archives

Working with others online can be complicated. In an effort to make communication on the Wikimedia projects more friendly and productive, we propose five principles for collaboration.

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How Wikimedia helped mobile web readers save on data

Blog transition From the archives Mobile Technology

Photos are a ubiquitous element of Wikipedia's most popular and highest quality articles, and this change means that your phone will only load images as you scroll down a page, rather than on opening a page.

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In an attempt to modernize copyright laws, the European Commission forgets about users

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The European Commission’s leaked plans for EU copyright reform show that their primary concern is rightsholder revenue, with the public’s interest in accessing and sharing knowledge taking a back seat.

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