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Group editing Wikipedia at the Schomburg Center in New York City. Photo by Terrence Jennings, free license under CC BY-SA 4.0

Black History Month edit-a-thons tackle Wikipedia’s multicultural gaps

Edit-a-thons took place throughout the United States, to honor black history and help fill the multicultural gaps in Wikipedia. (…)

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Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October-December 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation’s quarterly report for October-December 2014, the first in this new format, gives an overview of what we said we would do, what we actually did, what we learned in the process, and what’s next.

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Egyptian food Koshary Photo by Dina Said, under CC BY-SA 4.0

Wiki Loves Africa photo contest announces winning pictures

The “Wiki Loves Africa” photo contest about “Cuisine” resulted in over 6,000 image uploads to Commons. Learn more, see the jury-selected prize winners — and vote for the Community Prize! (…)

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The Wikimedia movement works because it brings together many different perspectives to solve complex problems. Join the community consultation to plan our strategy together. Group photo of Wikimania 2014 participants by Ralf Roletschek, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

The Wikimedia Foundation invites your participation in a two-week community consultation to discuss the future of Wikimedia. Join our online discussion and help shape the future of Wikimedia. Your vision matters. (…)

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Some Wikipedia readers in Pakistan have become active contributors, as featured in this group portrait from the 2013 Karachi Photo Walk. Karachi Walkers by Azlan Khan, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Survey: What do Pakistani readers think of Wikipedia?

The first online survey of Pakistani readers was conducted to better understand their needs and relationship with Wikipedia. Here are the results. (…)

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The Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file this amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. Public domain.

Wikimedia Foundation supports Twitter’s fight for transparency

On Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file an amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. (…)

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Help close the gender gap: share what you learned about bringing diversity to Wikimedia projects. Image by María Cruz, free license under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Working to bring diversity on Wikimedia projects? Share what you learned

Diversity inspires, motivates and encourages creativity. Share new ideas to close the gender gap — and earn (…)

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Participatory grantmaking works because of committees such as this one. These community members review proposals for funding and help decide what to fund. Photo by Adam Novak, CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Report finds the Wikimedia Foundation to be the largest known Participatory Grantmaking Fund

A report by the The Lafayette Practice group found that the Foundation’s participatory grantmaking program is “innovative and groundbreaking”, with the largest peer-review participation of any funder of this kind. (..)

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Erasmus portrait by Hans Holbein, from Le Musée du Louvre and The Yorck Project. Public Domain.

Wikimedia Highlights, January 2015

Last month, Wikipedia turned 14 and won the prestigious Erasmus prize; we reported on how Jack Andraka used Wikipedia to develop a new test for pancreatic cancer as a high school student; and more (…)

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