A bunch of media just entered the public domain. Here’s why that matters.

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The black-and-white film flickers as a wealthy young woman, sitting on a bench in a garden, bats her eyes at the gardener’s son she is not allowed to marry. In her self-portrait, an artist wears masculine clothes against a bleak urban backdrop, dark eyes meeting the viewer’s gaze from the shadow of a broad-brimmed riding….

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#WeMissTurkey: A year without Wikipedia in Turkey

Communications Community Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

April 2018 marks one year that Wikipedia has been blocked across all languages in Turkey.

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How we’re building awareness of Wikipedia in India

Community From the archives New Readers

An interview with some of the people involved with Wikipedia in India, wondering what the future holds for the Hindi Wikipedia.

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Advocating for a better legal framework for free knowledge: Brussels

Affiliates Community From the archives

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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Ten months later: People of Turkey still denied access to Wikipedia

Communications Community Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

All language versions of Wikipedia have been blocked in Turkey since late April 2017.

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Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation create new research initiative to help preserve and protect the free exchange of information online

Blog transition From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation and the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School recently expanded their longstanding collaboration to focus on raising awareness and conducting research related to threats against intermediary liability protections. Those protections are necessary if online platforms are to remain neutral third parties hosting user-generated content.

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Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

From the archives GLAM Wikidata

As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.

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