"Pared de Roraima” by Carlos Santos, under CC BY SA 3.0

Winners of the photo contest Wikiviajes por Venezuela 2014

Wikimedia Venezuela organized the photo contest WikiViajes por Venezuela 2014, which ran between April 15 and May 31 with a theme centered on Venezuela’s heritage and identity. The competition focused on photographs of nature, urban landscapes, holiday destinations, typical locations, economic activities, crafts, customs and cuisine that showed the cultural…

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"Nigeria - Location Map (2013) - NGA - UNOCHA" by Pharos, under CC-BY-3.0

UN, Wikimedia New York deliver open, free world maps on GIS Day

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) believes that accurate, reliable, and easy-to-understand maps should be available to everyone. That is why they’ve partnered with Wikimedia New York City and ReliefWeb to release a collection of more than 200 freely licensed “country-location” maps that are available on Wikimedia Commons and on the ReliefWeb site. In addition, many maps are also featured on Wikipedia country pages [...]

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Three Questions and Three Answers as Food for Thought About the Future of Wikipedia

This is an opinion piece by Amos Meron of Wikimedia Israel. All views are the author’s own; discussion is welcome in the comment section of this blog post. What should Wikipedia (also) be? Wikipedia prides itself of being the encyclopedia of the 21st century. Except that in the 21st century…

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"Logotipu 10 años(svg)" by Denis Soria under CC BY SA-3.0

10th anniversary of Wikipedia in Asturian

On September 12th and 13th, the tenth anniversary of Uiquipedia, the Asturian language Wikipedia, was celebrated in the Prince Felipe Auditorium Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain. It was a special event because after ten years, this community is in a process of improvement and setting goals to give the final push to the project [...]

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"Järnvägsmuseet, Kristianstad - 2013-05-03 - 10" by Haxpett, under CC BY 4.0

Photos aside, how else does Wiki Loves Monuments deliver?

For the past four years, Wikimedia Sverige has organized the photo contest Wiki Loves Monumentsin Sweden. Besides getting great photos to showcase Wikipedia and involving many new photographers, we have noticed another benefit from the contest that has received little attention.

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"Adacamp DC attendees 3" by Valerietai, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

How to get the Wikimedia Foundation to fund your international gathering

María Cruz, Learning and Evaluation, Wikimedia Foundation, outlines different steps and considerations for you to secure funding for international gatherings and conferences.

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Apertium and Wikimedia: A collaboration that powers the Content Translation tool

Many readers of this blog know about the Content Translation initiative. This project, developed by the Language Engineering team of the Wikimedia Foundation, brings together machine translation and rich text editing to provide a quick method to create Wikipedia articles by translating them from another language. Content Translation uses Apertium…

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"India Community Consultation Meet -2014 (Most of the) Participants" by Viswaprabha, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

India Community Consultation 2014

A little over a month ago, a group of Indian Wikimedians from 15 different language communities gathered in Bangalore to attend the India Community Consultation 2014, the first such consultation at this scale, convened by the Wikimedia Foundation. [...]

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"Zugang gestalten 2013 176" by David Jacob (david-jacob.de), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Code to Access – the Key to the Treasure

Germany’s largest conference on “cultural and heritage institutions on the Internet” will begin in Berlin tomorrow: “Shaping Access – More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage.” The acronym GLAM – which stands for galleries, libraries, archives and museums – is used [...]

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KannadaWikipediaWorkshop_010.jpg">"KannadaWikipediaWorkshop 010"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pavanaja">Pavanaja</a>, under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode">CC-BY-SA-3.0</a>

55 works of iconic Indian writer released on Wikisource under a free licence

Wikisource has joined forces with CIS-A2K to have almost all the works of prolific Indian writer, Niranjana, re-licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0. Over the course of his career, Niranjana not only penned more than 60 books, but he also served as a political activist. His books will be digitized and made available on Kannada Wikisource, allowing Kannada speakers to freely access his work.

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