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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money around the world

This week, the Funds Dissemination Committee recommended the distribution of almost $3.8 million to 11 independent affiliate organisations around the world.

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‘Semana i’ student editing in Mexico City improves the Spanish Wikipedia

Two campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City adesigned more focused “challenges” for students. Nearly 100 student participants worked to improve coverage of the Xochimilco and Tlalpan boroughs as well as the historic San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City.

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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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Community Digest—Marc Venot and the potential of a new pivot language for Europe; news in brief

Marc Venot is a leading editor on the Ido-language Wikipedia, a constructed languages; WikiCup; Wikisource partners; and more.

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“Community revitalization”—working together to strengthen the Hebrew Wiktionary

2015 was a pivotal year for the Hebrew Wiktionary. How can the Chapter help and support on the process of “revitalizing” a community? And what is the meaning of an independent and prosperous community?

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Bengali Wikipedia: the largest Bengali content website on the Internet

The Bengali version of Wikipedia started its journey back in 2004 and has gradually become the largest Bengali content website on the Internet with more than 38,000 articles on various topics.

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Doteli Wikipedia makes significant progress

Little over a year back, three Wikipedians from Nepal resolved to start a Doteli Wikipedia for a language of about 800,000 speakers in the Far Western and Mid-western regions of Nepal.

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Your October milestones include Wikidata’s 15 millionth item

Read about Wikimedia project milestones hit during the month of October.

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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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