Chapters

Avner and Darya fell in love while touring Israel with other Wikipedians. Here they are at Mount Eitan. Photo by Deror Avi, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

A WikiLove story

Wikipedians Avner and Darya fell in love while volunteering with Wikimedia Israel. They were engaged soon after, thanks to a shared passion for knowledge. Here is their moving love story, just in time for Valentine’s Day. (…)

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The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. Wikimedia Booth Photo by Romaine, licensed under CC0 1.0.

Wikimedia at FOSDEM 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation hosted a booth at FOSDEM 2015, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels. (…)

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Ukraine Wikipedia Logo 2.0 from Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Ukrainian Wikipedia celebrates its 11th anniversary

The Ukrainian Wikipedia has grown significantly since it started 11 years ago. In this interview, Wikimedia Ukraine founder Yuri Perohanych discusses how it has changed and the challenges it faces. (…)

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This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)

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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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"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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"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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<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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"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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