Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

One key to Wikipedia’s high quality is a system of mutual checks, based on the fact that every version of every page is stored and accessible. Thousands of community members review the latest edits of others in order to find errors or inconsistencies, comparing each new version of a page to older page versions and….

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Infographic comparing the African and Asian elephants

Newspaper partnership results in thousands of freely licensed infographics

This year, the Basque Wikimedians User Group carried out an ambitious education project that aimed to improve a series of essential articles for high school students, in collaboration with university professors and lecturers. The project was accomplished with financial support from the Basque government’s Department of Culture, who additionally stipulated that a portion of the sum would be put….

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Portuguese Wikipedia hits one million articles

Celebrating the fifteenth Wikipedia to cross the one million article rubicon.

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Meet some featured Wikimedia volunteers from India

Every month, Wikimedia India selects an exceptionally performing user from the Indian community and features the user on its page. This practice has been effective in engaging dedicated editors with others in the community.

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Kusudamas and production schedules: The joy of being a Visiting Wikimedian for the Wikimedia Conference

Vira Motorko is a Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine. Through Wikimedia Germany’s Visiting Wikimedian program, they helped plan the 2018 Wikimedia Conference, held earlier this year in Berlin.

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Wikimedia Canada hits the red carpet, cameras in hand

Canada’s Wikimedia chapter is collaborating with local organizations to coordinate photography sessions with public figures. The results go up on Wikipedia.

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Mexican Ministry of Culture and Wikimedia Mexico partner to preserve Mexican culture and heritage

"We are excited to continue to expand Wikipedia's free knowledge alongside one of the leading keepers of culture in my country," says Iván Martínez, President of Wikimedia Mexico.

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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

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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Advocating for a better legal framework for free knowledge: Brussels

Independent Wikimedia chapters in Europe have a pair of policy advisers working to promote the Wikimedia movement's ideals in the European Union's public policy.

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Six ways to motivate a volunteer community

Motivation is a complex phenomenon. Last year, we spent some time trying to understand what it means for our work as volunteer supporters. After all, motivation is what makes people volunteer.

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