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Community digest: Writing about Islam in Hebrew; GLAM activity kicks off in Indonesia; news in brief

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Writing about Islam in Hebrew: Dar AsSalam Editors Last January, Wikimedia communities around the world celebrated Wikipedia’s seventeenth birthday—and Wikimedia Israel joined in. Held at the IBM office in Tel Aviv, nearly 60 Wikimedians attended, including a group of Palestinian editors from the Dar AsSalam Islamic Center (meaning House of Peace) in Kafr Qara, Haifa….

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Community digest: Virtual exhibitions help make Estonian artworks accessible to everyone; news in brief

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While Estonian museums hold nearly nine million items, only 3.5% of them are displayed in exhibitions. The case isn’t significantly different in other countries: museums have a limited display space and can only open up a fraction of their collections to the public at some occasions. Much of the preserved items may even never leave….

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Community digest: On Wikipedia, bridges across cultures are connecting Latin America with North Africa and the Middle East; news in brief

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Bridges across Cultures is a recent and new writing competition on Wikipedia that gathered Wikipedians from Latin America with the Middle East and North Africa regions. In addition, this week's news in brief includes updates about the Foundation's community engagement insights, Wikimania, Wikimedia conference, and more.

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Community digest: Conversations with Wikimedia women; Arabic Wikinews and Global Voices collaboration; news in brief

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The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Engagement department is hosting a series of conversations about women in the Wikimedia movement, a collaboration between the Arabic Wikinews community and Global Voices Lingua to support Arabic digital content, in addition to other updates in brief from around the globe.

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Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

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Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.

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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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