Experience some of the world’s most beautiful places with Wiki Loves Earth 2022

Think about that feeling you get when you are walking through pristine nature. Do you think it can be captured in a single photo?  The Wiki Loves Earth photography competition celebrates the world’s natural heritage, encompassing everything from small parks to massive nature reserves. It asks photographers to dive into those areas to pick out….

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The search for The Sound of All Human Knowledge begins: Global contest aims to identify the first ever sound logo for Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects

This post is also available in: اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ, 中文, Bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, Español, Français, हिंदी, Русский, Português, & 한국어. Update: Submissions to the Sound of All Human Knowledge contest are now closed.  Voting on the top 10 sounds will take place from 6 – 19 December on Wikimedia Commons, with the winner announced in 2023.  Between….

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Wikimania 2022: The festival edition brings together Wikipedia volunteers around the world for virtual and in person celebrations of free knowledge

10 August, 2022 – Every year, hundreds of Wikimedians – the volunteers who make Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects possible – come together to celebrate free knowledge at the annual Wikimania global conference. Now in its 17th edition, the conference looks different this year than it has in the past. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to….

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Seven Wikimedia chapters rejected as permanent observers to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland — Today, seven Wikimedia chapters—independent Wikimedia movement affiliate organizations—were rejected from gaining accreditation as permanent observers to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Several of WIPO’s accredited observers, including Communia, Creative Commons, Education International, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, as well as organizations such as Internet Archive, showed their support for….

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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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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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Ten ways to close the gender gap on Wikipedia and beyond

Women’s History Month in March serves as a designated time to commemorate women and highlight their contributions to society. As we showcase the many women who have shaped our world, however, their struggles to be recognized and seen for their many achievements also become clear. This is especially true in the information landscape, the universe….

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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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