Events

Photo by Tanya Habjouqa, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

The Wikimedia community celebrates Wikipedia and its sister projects with nearly 150 events on six continents as the Wikimedia Foundation announces an endowment to sustain Wikipedia for the future.

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Photo by Strekeisen from Italy, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

See these striking photos from the European Science Photo Competition

The European Science Photo Competition aims to highlight work from scientists all over Europe.

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Image by Володимир Власенко, freely licensed under BY-SA 4.0.

How the first scientific Wikimedia photo contest in Ukraine came together

The 2015 European Science Photo Competition was held in several countries all over Europe in November, and Ukrainian Wikimedians joined the competition.

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10th place: Vakil mosque Panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed the winners for this years photo contest including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more. The international jury’s final report will be issued in the coming weeks.

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7th place: Passage, Odesa, by Kateryna Krasnytska, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

10 stunning photos from Ukraine’s Wiki Loves Monuments

See top-10 pictures of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Ukraine, part of international photography competition, which was held locally in Ukraine for the fourth time.

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Photo by Melina Masnatta (WMAR), freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Community Digest—when a province mobilizes for Wikipedia

This week’s edition also includes the new revision scoring service, which “functions like a pair of X-ray specs”; the awarding of the Erasmus Prize; the possibility of an endowment; and more.

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Photo by Barcex, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Three state museums open the doors to Wikimedia Spain and host concerts for Wikipedia

Wikimedia Spain is working at three state museums in Madrid—the Museum of Romanticism, the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum) and the National Archaeological Museum—through its first Wikipedian in residence, Ruben Ojeda. We have hosted two concerts and donated the usable recordings to the Wikimedia Commons; a third concert is being held soon.

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Photo by Udhabkc, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Nepal’s victorious monument photos include the birthplace of Buddha

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015, an international photography competition, was held locally in Nepal for the third time this year. Their photos are extraordinary.

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Photo by Sudharshan Shanmugasundaram, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Community Digest—help improve articles about Asia during November

Wikipedia Asian Month has started, “superprotect” has been removed from Wikimedia sites, and other relevant news from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community.

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Photo by Dungodung, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia Serbia completes a first round of professional development seminars for teachers

Тhis September and October, the Academic Board and the Education Program Manager of Wikimedia Serbia have been extraordinarily busy. In addition to regular Education Program activities — which include supporting student editors at 11 secondary schools and 5 universities in 14 faculties on 2 Wikimedia projects — they have organized and facilitated 4 trainings for over 100 teachers in 3 different cities in Serbia.

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