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"Wikimedia Sverige - årsmöte 2009 Karl Sigfrid" by Hannibal, under public domain

Interview: Former Swedish Member of Parliament now lobbies for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels

Swedish politician Karl Sigfrid discusses his lobbying work for digital rights and Wikimedia in the European Union. Sigfrid was a Member of Parliament (the Riksdag) in Sweden for the Moderate Party from 2006 to 2014. He now works as a volunteer for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels […]

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"Recording typing sounds with different keyboards" by Victorgrigas, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

#Edit2014: Q&A with the producer

Today the Wikimedia Foundation published #Edit2014. This is the Foundation’s first-ever year-in-review video, a look at how the world used and contributed to Wikipedia in 2014. To learn more about how the project came to be, I interviewed the video’s director and producer, and Wikimedia Foundation storyteller, Victor Grigas (User:VGrigas…

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"Wikipedia Edit 2014" by VGrigas (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikipedia’s first-ever annual video reflects contributions from people around the world

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation released its first ever year in review video, chronicling the celebration, pain, fear, resilience, and discovery that came to characterize 2014. More than anything, it celebrates those who come to Wikipedia to learn and understand the complexity of our world, and those who edit and contribute information so that others might do the same. […]

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pasaje_Lodares.jpg">"Pasaje Lodares"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Chowdon">Chowdon</a>, under <a href="">PD</a>

Inaugural Monuments of Spain Challenge completed

In October 2014, Wikimedia España ran the Monuments of Spain Challenge. This contest takes profit from our Wiki Loves Monuments experience in order to spread the knowledge of Spanish culture –mainly architectural in this case- around the World […]

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"ArtAndFeminismNYC-training1" by Michael Mandiberg, under CC BY-SA 3.0

IEG Selects Exciting New Batch of Experimental Projects to Improve Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Commons

Today we’re announcing round two of Wikimedia’s 2014 Individual Engagement Grantees.

Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects that will have online impact and advance Wikimedia’s strategic priorities. These projects can take on many forms, from building and improving online tools or social processes, to creating new types of partnerships with GLAM organizations or conducting actionable research about Wikimedia content and contributors.

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"India Community Consultation Meet -2014 (Most of the) Participants" by Viswaprabha, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

India Community Consultation 2014

A little over a month ago, a group of Indian Wikimedians from 15 different language communities gathered in Bangalore to attend the India Community Consultation 2014, the first such consultation at this scale, convened by the Wikimedia Foundation. […]

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"Celebration of the Wikipedia monument in Słubice – unveiling (DerHexer) 12" by DerHexer, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Wikipedia Monument unveiling

Wikipedia was honoured to have a statue built to commemorate its efforts; Dr. Krzysztof Wojciechowski, the head of Collegium Polonicum in Słubice, Poland, led the effort to have Wikipedia recognized. Crowds gathered to see the one-of-a-kind statue revealed to celebrate the contributions of the community.

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50 hours of art in Wikipedia: the Museo Soumaya editathon

We had the rare chance to visit a museum overnight, as Wikipedians, guided by experts. We definitely never thought we would eat and sleep inside the museum for over two days! It was longest continuous editathon ever recorded in the movement, with 64 new articles created in several languages, and over 1,100 total edits to the Wikimedia projects were made. […]

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"Tunguska E.M.S. for Creative Commons (track 11, pic.2)" by David Revoy / Blender Foundation, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Russia and Tunguska Electronic Music Society release first freely licensed 3plet album

Recently, Wikimedia RU and the free music society “Tunguska E. M. S.” announced the release of their first mutual album, published in the new digital format 3plet and distributed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 open licence. […]

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"Drawing of Chapters Dialogue presentation at WMCON 01" by Nicole Ebber (WMDE), under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Chapters Dialogue: Imagine a movement striving for Free Knowledge at full potential

In spring 2013, Wikimedia Deutschland initiated a project called “Chapters Dialogue”. The main aim of the project was to discover the roles, relationships and responsibilities of Wikimedia organisations. After 94 interviews with staff and volunteers from Chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation […]

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