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Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance
10 March 2015 Amnesty, Rutherford Institute, Human Rights Watch among 9 co-plaintiffs.
Wikipedia receives the Erasmus Prize for collective achievement of its community
15 January 2015 Becomes the first collaborative community to receive the honor
Wikimedia Foundation launches year-end contribution campaign
2 December 2014 Wikipedia appeals to readers to support the world’s largest free knowledge resource
First-ever Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland
22 October 2014 Monument in Slubice, Poland honours free knowledge and human potential
The Wikimedia Foundation and Kyivstar partner to offer free access to Wikipedia
14 October 2014 Wikipedia Zero brings free mobile access to Wikipedia to more than 25 million Ukrainians
The Wikimedia Foundation hires Damon Sicore as Vice President of Engineering
29 September 2014 New role strengthens Foundation’s commitment to excellence in engineering
Wikimedia Commons celebrates its 10th anniversary
5 September 2014 22 million+ images make Wikimedia Commons world’s largest freely licensed educational media repository.
Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering
1 July 2014 Featured speakers include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and new Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Lila Tretikov; Thousands of Wikimedia volunteers; Leaders in Technology, Culture and Society. From August 8th to 10th at the Barbican Centre; Tickets go on sale today.
Airtel Offers Nigerians Free Access to Wikipedia
29 May 2014 Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation to offer their consumers across the country access to Wikipedia through their mobile phones free of data charges.
Wikimedia Foundation names Lila Tretikov as its new Executive Director
1 May 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation today announced the appointment of the Foundation's new Executive Director, Lila Tretikov.
A statement on Wikimedia Foundation’s fundraising delivered to the National Police Board of Finland
3 March 2014 The Wikimedia Foundation recently submitted a statement to Finnish authorities regarding a fundraising message published on Wikipedia.
Frank Schulenburg named first executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation
12 February 2014 The Wiki Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization that supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada, has named Frank Schulenburg as its inaugural executive director. Schulenburg, formerly senior director of programs at the Wikimedia Foundation, will begin his new role February 18, 2014.

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Official chapters

The local chapters listed below are independent associations with no legal control of or responsibility for the websites of the Wikimedia Foundation and vice versa. Local chapters and their representatives do not speak in an official capacity on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation. These contacts are only given for convenience of the press.

Wikimedia Argentina

Osmar Valdebenito
Exec. Director, A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
osmar@wikimedia.org.ar
+54 911 3940 9502

Wikimedia Australia

press@wikimedia.org.au
Secretary, Wikimedia Australia

Wikimedia Austria

Christoph Breitler
info@wikimedia.at
(+43) 650 75 49 848

Wikimedia Belgium

info@wikimedia.be
Press room

Wikimedia Czech Republic

Miroslav Langer
press@wikimedia.cz

Wikimedia Denmark

Ole Palnatoke Andersen
palnatoke@gmail.com
(+45) 22 93 45 88

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

press-de@wikimedia.org
Catrin Schoneville
Press Secretary Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tel. +49 (0)30-219 158 26-0
Fax. +49 (0)180-5-227117-619

Wikimedia España (Spain)

Jorge Sierra
info@wikimedia.org.es

Wikimedia France

Adrienne Alix
presse@wikimedia.fr
+33 (0) 6 29 35 65 94

Wikimedia Hong Kong

info@wikimedia.hk
Tango Chan 陳子恩
Press Contact
tango.chan@wikimedia.hk
+852 9063-2515
Skype: tsugiko_n
Twitter: tsugiko
MSN: tsugiko_h@live.jp
新浪微博/ Sina Weibo: tangochan

Wikimedia Hungary

info@wikimedia.hu

Wikimedia India

press@wikimedia.in

Wikimedia Indonesia

Siska Doviana
info@wikimedia.or.id

Wikimedia Israel

Itzik Edri
itzik@wikimedia.org.il
(+972) 54 5878078

Wikimedia Italia

Andrea Zanni
President, Wikimedia Italia
andrea.zanni@wikimedia.it

Wikimedia Macedonia

Slobodan Jakoski (Слободан Јаќоски)
Deputy President for Public relations
slobodanjakoski@gmail.com
+389 (0) 70 364960

Wikimedia Norway

Jarle Vines
President, Wikimedia Norge
jarvins@gmail.com
+47 90 54 80 88

Wikimedia Netherlands

wm-nl@wikimedia.org
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Frans Grijzenhout
Voorzitter / Chair, Wikimedia Nederland
frans@wmnederland.nl
Sandra Rientjes
Directeur / Executive Director, Wikimedia Nederland
rientjes@wikimedia.nl

Wikimedia New York City

Richard Knipel
wm-nyc@wikimedia.org

Wikimedia Philippines

Josh Lim
Secretary, Wikimedia Philippines
josh.lim@wikimedia.org.ph
+63 (2) 812-7177

Wikimedia Poland

zarzad@wikimedia.pl
(+48) 22 219 56 94
(+48-42)-637-47-87
Skype: search for Biuro Prasowe Stow. Wikimedia Polska.

Wikimedia Portugal

press@wikimedia.pt
Béria Lima
(+351) 963 953 042

Wikimedia RU (Russia)

press@wikimedia.ru
Vladimir Medeyko
Director, Wikimedia RU
medeyko@wikimedia.ru
skype: vladimir_medeyko
+7 921 9403979

Wikimedia Србије (Serbia)

Filip Maljković
filip@vikimedija.org
+381 63 832 999 5

Wikimedia Suomi (Finland)

info@wikimedia.fi
Tommi Kovala
tommi@wikimedia.fi
+358 50 4411880
Skype: tommikovala

Wikimedia Sweden

Axel Pettersson
press@wikimedia.se
Mobil: 0730-595813

Wikimedia Switzerland (CH)

press@wikimedia.ch
Frédéric Schütz (French, English)
Board member, Wikimedia CH
+41 (0)79 820 40 44
Patrick Kenel (German)
Project manager, Wikimedia CH
+41 (0)79 757 08 88
Ilario Salvatore Valdelli (Italian)
Board member, Wikimedia CH
+41 (0)76 482 13 71

Wikimedia Taiwan

press@wikimedia.tw
Ted (Hsiang-Tai) Chien
Chairman, Wikimedia Taiwan
htchien@wikimedia.tw
Twitter: htchien

Wikimedia UK

press@wikimedia.org.uk
Jon Davies
Chief Exec, Wikimedia UK
+44 (0)207 065 0991
Stevie Benton
Communications Organiser
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993
stevie.benton@wikimedia.org.uk

Wikimedia Ukraine

board@wikimedia.in.ua

Other regional contacts by language

The following individuals are long time Wikipedians. Some speak officially for the Wikimedia Foundation, others do not. However, all can provide you with an interesting interview and insight into our projects. To obtain an interview contact for areas or languages not listed here, please talk to Jay at the Wikimedia Foundation office.

Catalan (Català)

J. Gustavo Góngora (Spain)
ganastonia@hotmail.com

Chinese (汉语, Zhōngwén)

Tzu Chiang Liou (Taiwan)
tcliou@wikimedia.tw

English

David Gerard (United Kingdom)
+44 (0)77 3322 3584
Nicholas Moreau (Toronto, Canada)
nicholasmoreau@gmail.com
Mark Pellegrini (Delaware, United States)
mapellegrini@comcast.net
Dan Rosenthal (Washington, DC, United States)
drosenthal@wikimedia.org
Kat Walsh (Washington, DC, United States)
Member Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation
kat@wikimedia.org

Finnish (Suomi)

Markku Seppänen (Finland)
markkuseppanen@yahoo.com
+358 40 745 7314

Norwegian (Norsk)

presse@wikimedia.no

Slovene (Slovenščina)

Jernej Polajnar
Public Representative
jernej.polajnar@kabelnet.net

Spanish (Español)

J. Gustavo Góngora (Spain)
ganastonia@hotmail.com
Juan David Ruiz (Chile)
zuirdj@gmail.com
Iván Martínez (México)
Ivan.Martinez@wikinewsie.org

Turkish (Türkçe)

Tahsin Ozun (Turkey)
tahsinozun@gmail.com
+90 (543) 841 9605

Bengali (বাংলা)

Nahid Sultan (Bangladesh)
nahid@wikimedia.org.bd