Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

Foundation From the archives Legal Technology Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is happy to announce that we are implementing HTTPS to encrypt all traffic on Wikimedia sites. With this change, nearly half a billion monthly visitors on Wikipedia and its sister projects will be able to share in the world’s knowledge more securely.

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What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

From the archives Gender gap Grantmaking Wikipedia

The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here's what we learned from this pilot.

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Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

Blog transition Education From the archives Mobile Technology Wikipedia

MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.

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How many women edit Wikipedia?

From the archives Research

An overview of the existing research on this question, also including new results from the most recent general Wikipedia editor survey

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A Wikimedian asks European Parliament members for copyright reform

Community From the archives Legal Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

European copyright laws are very complex, making it hard to share free knowledge. To address this issue, a longtime Wikimedia contributor traveled to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament and explain why copyright reform is needed.

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What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

Community Education From the archives Wikipedia Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.

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Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program. (..)

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Taking a stand for free knowledge in the European Union

Blog transition From the archives Legal Wikipedia

When the European Commission held an official hearing on copyright reform, a representative of the European Wikimedia chapters participated (...)

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Who links to Wikipedia?

From the archives Research Wikipedia

To learn more about who links to Wikipedia, University of Sheffield researchers analyzed the structure of links that point to Wikipedia pages from external websites. Here's what they found. (...)

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Wikimedia supports the Lyon Declaration and Access to Knowledge

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to join the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development which calls for United Nations member states to provide all people the ability to access and share knowledge. After all, this speaks to the ambition of the Wikimedia movement: sharing the sum of all human knowledge to all people around the world. [...]

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