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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2015

Gender bias, SOPA blackout, and a student assignment that backfired

With contributions by: Max Klein, Neil Kandalgaonkar, Tilman Bayer, Piotr Konieczny and Pine.

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Armenian students participating in WikiCamps divide their time between editing Wikipedia and physical activities. Here they use their bodies to spell out "Wiki Camp". Photo by Beko, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

WikiCamps introduce young Armenians to Wikipedia

Last summer, 135 young adults ages 14-20 learned to edit Wikipedia while attending WikiCamps, a promising new program from Wikimedia Armenia. (…)

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What is Wikipedia Zero? This short video explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. You can also view it on Vimeo.com here and YouTube.com here. Video by Victor Grigas (WMF), freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

What is Wikipedia Zero? (VIDEO)

Watch this short video, which explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. Learn how (…)

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The new Education Toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. Photo by María Cruz, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

New Education Toolkit helps program leaders develop more effective Wikimedia programs

This first toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. It includes best practices, tips and ideas for planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs. (…)

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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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