Wikimedia Korea, new chapter affiliate, launches in South Korea

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Earlier this year, Wikimedia Korea was formally recognized as a new Wikimedia chapter to support greater awareness and participation of Wikipedia, the world’s free knowledge resource with more than 50 million articles edited entirely by volunteers, and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects in South Korea. Wikimedia chapters are independent, nonprofit affiliate organizations dedicated to….

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위키미디어 한국, 위키미디어 재단의 공식지부로 승인받아 새출발

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올해 초, 사단법인 한국 위키미디어 협회가 위키백과와 위키미디어 자매 프로젝트에 대한 인식을 제고하고 참여를 독려하기 위하여 새로운 위키미디어 지부(Wikimedia chapter)인 위키미디어 한국(Wikimedia Korea)으로 승인됐다. 위키백과는 자발적인 편집자가 작성한 5천만 개 이상의 문서를 보유한 세계적인 자유 지식 자료(free knowledge resources)이다. 위키미디어 지부는 독립적인 비영리 가맹 단체로서, 각자의 지리적인 지역을 기반으로 위키백과와 자유 지식을 진흥하는 것을 목적으로….

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Creating our own future, step by step: Looking back on the 2019 Wikimedia Summit

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What might the future of the Wikimedia movement look like? At the Wikimedia Summit, held in Berlin, Germany, from 29–31 March, around 210 participants from across the globe gathered to find answers to this question. Over three energetic days, representatives from Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation, and three Wikimedia committees came together with members of….

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Spotlighting knowledge equity among the newest twenty community-led Project Grants

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The Wikimedia Foundation and the Project Grants Committee are excited to announce the newest successful grantees from the Project Grants program. Project Grants provide community members with funds to pursue their ideas for improving Wikimedia projects.  These grants support individuals, groups and organizations in implementing both new experiments and proven ideas.  Projects vary widely in….

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A picture of the year so unbelievable, it has its own Snopes entry

Communications Community Picture of the Year Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons, the repository for educational media content that hosts most of the images used on Wikipedia, has announced its photo of the year.* Nearly 3,500 people chose between 57 images in the final round of the competition. Jason Weingart’s Evolution—a composite timelapse showing the development and frightening expansion of a tornado—took the top prize.….

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India’s Wikimedia communities adapt the Wikipedia Library to their own contexts

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Wikipedia’s article on the culture of India notes that the country contains “thousands of distinct and unique … languages, religion [and] customs [that] differ from place to place within the country.” To bring the vast knowledge of these many differing cultures to the world requires volunteers who both understand individual languages, religions and cultures of….

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Making the invisible seen: Berkeley event connects artists and academia to improve representation on Wikipedia

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Filipina American artist Dorothy Santos knows what it feels like to be a minority in your field. She said, “I thought, ‘there’s no one who looks like me in this industry!’ ” She reached out to Jennifer Wofford, co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area-based artist collaborative Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., and years later contributed to….

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A theme for Wikimania 2019: Wikimedia and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

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Wikimania 2019 will take place on 14–18 August at Stockholm University. Hosted by Wikimedia Sweden, the conference will bring together leaders within free knowledge spaces across the world for five days of pioneering discussions on the role of Wikimedia and free knowledge in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations in….

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To bridge Peru’s digital divide, these researchers are taking Wikipedia offline

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For many years, the Wikimedia Foundation’s vision statement has asked us to imagine how the world would be changed if every single person on Earth had access to the “sum of all knowledge”—but because Wikipedia is a web project, only those with internet access could reach that knowledge. That’s left billions behind. Anne Nelson, who….

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At the 2019 Wikimedia Summit, we’re putting the Wikimedia movement under the microSCOPE

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With a new name and a strategy-focused aim, the Wikimedia Summit (formerly known as the Wikimedia Conference) kicks off next month. Around 200 participants from Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation, and various committees will head to Berlin from 29–31 March to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement. The finalized schedule will be published in….

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