"Wiki Loves Africa Logo" by Donna Christie-Gibbon, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

African cuisine is the theme of the first ever “Wiki Loves Africa” photo contest

Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people on the African continent do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2014

Vol: 4 • Issue: 9 • September 2014

99.25% of Wikipedia birthdates accurate; focused Wikipedians live longer; merging WordNet, Wikipedia and Wiktionary

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Round-table with editors from the Catalan Wikipedia

On September 5, 2014 the Language Engineering team hosted an online round-table with editors of the Catalan Wikipedia to discuss the Content Translation tool.

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"Schütte & Pöppe Fabrik hauswirtschaftlicher Maschinen Hannover-Linden Rechnung 1909-01-16 Rückseite Detail IIIII" by MCruz (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Quantitative versus Qualitative: More friends than enemies

As Wikimedia program leaders and evaluators work together toward more systematic measurement and evaluation strategies, we face a common challenge to have both systematic quantitative data and qualitative information.

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Greek Wikipedia user wins key hearing in defamation case

We are happy to report that a member of our community, Greek Wikipedia user and administrator Diu, has won a critical hearing in an ongoing defamation suit

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A behind the scenes look at the Wikimedia Foundation’s emergency response system

When my work phone rings in the middle of the night, I don’t ever have to wonder what it is. As one of the team of five who are charged with addressing emails sent to the Wikimedia Foundation’s emergency address, I sleep lightly on nights when I’m on call. [...]

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"Sala Gabriela Mistral de la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile" by Freddy Alexander Bugueño Tolmo, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Chilean regulator welcomes Wikipedia Zero

Since 2012, Wikipedia Zero has provided access to freely licensed educational information to mobile users in Africa and Asia, free of data charges.

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OpenGLAM at Wikimania 2014

The is a syndicated post originally published by OpenGLAM. The original version can be found here. Wikimania 2014 logo. “Wikimania 2014 Shard logo v3 with logotype and date” by EdSaperia, under CC-BY-SA-3.0 GLAM activities in the last two months have been quite happening! After Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, OpenGLAM…

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Editors find wide range of uses for source access donated by Newspapers.com

The Wikipedia Library is continuing to build opportunities for Wikimedia editors to access reliable sources, by negotiating with publishers to get Wikipedians free access accounts to their digital databases.

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Wikipedia Is Built on Transparency

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower people around the world to develop freely licensed educational content and to globally disseminate that content.

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