"Via Delle Oche, Bologna" by Sketching Workshop, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Remembering Jorge Royan

Wikimedia Argentina is saddened by the passing of our great friend and collaborator, the Argentinian architect and photographer Jorge Royan. Jorge was a winner of the [Ranking Nacional de foto color de la AFA] and gold medal winner of FIAP, and held various exhibits in local and international events. He was nominated for Agfa International as “professional of the month.”

"Library Photo DVC" by Annekingsley, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Wikipedia in the classroom: Empowering students in the digital age

During her last year of high school, Anne Kingsley took a variety of classes at Sierra College, her local community college in Rocklin, CA. The experience greatly influenced her decision to pursue a career in teaching.

"中文维基百科月刊第12期(简体版)" by Yhz1221, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Chinese Wikipedia Online Magazine: A Community Gateway

Chinese Wikipedian Wilson Ye created an online magazine called The Wikipedian in December 2012, in partnership with Addis Wang and Eric Song. This project began as part of the Chinese Social Media Program, as another way to connect the local community with the international community.

"CIS-A2K Train-the-Trainer Program2" by Psubhashish, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Two shades of Wikipedia in Punjabi

In June of 2014, the Wikimedia blog reported the end of a month-long Umepedia Challenge which aimed to create Wikipedia articles on the Swedish city of Umeå in as many languages as possible. If somebody were to take a wild guess, they could make the assumption that the contributing winner would hail from Europe since the contest pertains to a European city.


Wikimedia Foundation offers assistance to Wikipedia editors named in U.S. defamation suit

Since posting, we have learned that Mr. Barry’s attorney has requested to withdraw their complaint without prejudice and their request has been granted by the court. Mr. Barry’s attorney has further indicated that Mr. Barry intends to file an amended complaint some unspecified time in the future. Wikipedia’s content is…

"Wikipedia Summer of Monuments" by Harej, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Introducing Wikipedia Summer of Monuments

As Americans across the United States kick off the 4th of July weekend, the “Summer of Monuments” campaign has launched an exciting photo contest focusing especially on Southern states whose history is underrepresented on Wikimedia Commons.

"Wikimedia Pakistan" by Saqib, under

Wiki Loves Monuments heads to Pakistan for the first time

In the English language, there’s an idiom that says a picture is worth a thousand words; but for the active organizers of the first ever Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan, pictures are worth so much more.

"Wikigathering on 21st February 2013-1" by Ali Haidar Khan, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Bangladesh completes its local registration after a five-year journey

On 10th June 2014, Wikimedia Bangladesh finally completed the exhaustingly long bureaucratic process of local registration when treasurer Ali Haidar Khan collected the registration certificate from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms office. This marked another big step towards the creation of a Wikimedia Chapter in Bangladesh. The formal public launching of the chapter is the last task, which we will be doing very shortly.

"HerdenkingVuurgrensRotterdam1940 2007 edit1" by Arad, under CC-BY-2.5

Wikipedia Signpost report: WikiProject Cities

Last week, the English Wikipedia community-written newsletter, Wikipedia Signpost, interviewed two members of WikiProject Cities, users Student7 and JonRidinger. A WikiProject is a team of contributors who wish to improve Wikipedia.


Ram Prasad Joshi: Writing Wikipedia from the western hills of Nepal

Ram Prasad Joshi Ram Prasad Joshi doesn’t have a computer. His village may be beautiful but there is no electricity. It’s a three-hour walk to the nearest road. In spite of all this, Joshi has accumulated more than 6,000 edits to the Nepali Wikipedia using nothing more than a feature…