Communications Community Foundation From the archives Wikipedia

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

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

Foundation From the archives Legal Technology Wikipedia

Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.

May Mohamed Hisham Hashem

Blog transition Community Education From the archives Profiles

“I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.

From the archives Legal Wikisource

Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements

Today, in an unfortunate example of the overreach of the United States' current copyright law, the Wikimedia Foundation removed the Dutch-language text of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource.

Community Events From the archives Photo contests Wikimedia Commons

See the stunning winning photographs from Wiki Loves Earth 2015

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.

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

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

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. (..)

From the archives Legal

Making a change to our Terms of Use: Requirements for disclosure

This change will clarify and strengthen the prohibition against concealing paid editing on all Wikimedia projects.

Board Community From the archives Legal

Launching a Privacy Policy Built the Wiki Way

We are happy to announce that on April 25, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new privacy policy. The new privacy policy explains how we collect, use and manage the information of over twenty million registered users and 490 million monthly unique visitors to the Wikimedia projects. But the policy wouldn’t have been….

From the archives Research

Seven years after Nature, pilot study compares Wikipedia favorably to other encyclopedias in three languages

Improving the quality of articles has long been one of the primary aims of contributors to Wikipedia, and is one of the Wikimedia movement’s 2010-15 strategic priorities, but measuring it objectively has remained a challenge