Press releases/2017

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Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Eileen Hershenov as General Counsel
16 May 2017 Experienced general counsel brings nearly three decades of leadership in media, intellectual property, civil liberties, and not-for-profit law
Wikimedia community in Iraq partners with Asiacell to bring Wikipedia to nearly 12 million subscribers free of mobile data charges
28 February 2017 Mobile data fees waived for Asiacell customers in Iraq to access Wikipedia, a free collection of knowledge available in nearly 300 languages
Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community
26 January 2017 Grant supports development of more advanced tools for volunteers and staff to reduce harassing behavior on Wikipedia and block harassers from the site
Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web
9 January 2017 Funding to support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files