Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Affiliates Communications Community From the archives Gender gap Profiles Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

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This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia's editors were quick to react to the news.

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District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Today, a federal district court granted the government's motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, our lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of “Upstream” mass surveillance.

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See the stunning winning photographs from Wiki Loves Earth 2015

Community Events From the archives Photo contests Wikimedia Commons

Wiki Loves Earth, a photo competition where participants picture protected areas and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons, was held internationally for the second time in 2015 and gathered 26 countries. The contest is over, and we are now able to present the international winners.

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Supporting access to mass digitization collections

Blog transition Foundation From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation, in coordination with Creative Commons and the Internet Archive, urges the U.S. Copyright Office not to propose a pilot program that inhibits fair use or undermines freely accessible mass digitization projects.

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Wikimedia v. NSA update: first hearing

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

On Friday, September 25, 2015, the first hearing in Wikimedia v. NSA took place in Alexandria, Virginia. Both sides presented oral arguments regarding the government’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit against Upstream mass surveillance.

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Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants

From the archives Grantmaking

Participation from over 200 community members in the Reimagining WMF grants consultation led to planned changes to WMF's grants programs.

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Should I pay for a Wikipedia article?

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At the end of August, volunteer editors on the English Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for so-called “black hat” editing—or more specifically, undisclosed paid advocacy. As the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog post defined it, undisclosed paid advocacy is “the practice of accepting or charging money to promote external interests on Wikipedia without revealing their affiliation, in violation of….

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The first smile and photobomb ever photographed

Communications Community From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Six months of work at the National Library of Wales is already showing great benefits.

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