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Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Kyiv, Ukraine for their third annual meeting."Closing ceremony photo" by Ilya, licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe meet in Ukraine to plan next steps

Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe met in Ukraine last month. More than 20 different countries were represented in the conference. They discussed new ways to collaborate with each other on a wide range of themes, from education to multimedia, wikicamps — and solutions to the gender gap. (…)

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"Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in special classes held in Prague's Municipal Library" photo by Pavla Pelikánová, under licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in the Czech Republic

A new training program in the Czech Republic shows senior citizens how to edit Wikipedia. Here are some of the lessons learned from three separate weekly classes held in Prague last year.

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"Chorobek Saadanbekov" by Karen Sayre, under  CC BY-SA 3.0

Keeping his language alive on the Kyrgyz Wikipedia: Chorobek Saadanbekov

A Wikipedia editor wants to resuscitate Kyrgyz, a language in decline.

Chorobek Saadanbekov works to keep his language alive on the Kyrgyz Wikipedia. (…)

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Top 10 Most Edited Pages on Wikipedia in 2014

Wikipedia is the world’s largest free knowledge resource, but what makes it so unique is its dynamism–it is a living, breathing knowledge network that changes all the time, thanks to hundreds of thousands of editors around the world who keep it growing and current. … Here are the top 10 most edited pages on English-language Wikipedia in 2014. Many of the topics are to be expected, like Deaths in 2014 or the Israel-Gaza Conflict. (…)

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"Kolędy polskie CD" by VGrigas (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Free Professionally-Recorded Christmas Carols by Wikimedia Poland

A few years ago, Polish Wikimedia volunteer Borys Kozielski noticed a lack of musical and audio recordings in many Wikipedia articles. To fill this need, he led a group of musicians to record Polish Christmas Carols and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. Now many families in Poland and around the world can experience — even sing along — these traditional holiday chants.

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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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#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’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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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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