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A monumental Saturday in Puebla, Mexico

First photowalk of Puebla, September 21st, 2013 In 2013, Puebla became the second-most active city in Mexico (behind Mexico City) as measured by activities organized by Wikimedia Mexico, the official chapter in the country. In nine months, the community has promoted three edit-a-thons in Puebla (the most recent held on…

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WikiSkills teachers share more of the lessons they learned

As I wrote in a Wikimedia blog post last week, WikiSkills is a part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and its purpose is to train teachers how to use collaborative tools like wikis for teaching. Wikimedia Sverige, the official Wikimedia chapter in Sweden, is one of eight partners…

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WikiSkills helps teachers use Wikipedia in their courses

WikiSkills is a part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and its purpose is to teach teachers how to use collaborative tools like wikis for teaching. Wikimedia Sverige, the official Wikimedia chapter in Sweden, is one of eight partners involved in WikiSkills, and though the project will end in…

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Wikiexpedition takes Poland for the fifth time

This post is available in 2 languages: Français  • English English Wikimedia Polska, the official Wikimedia Chapter in Poland, recently organized the fifth annual Wikiexpedition. The goal of the Wikiexpedition was to take as many photos of cities, villages, monuments as is possible, and this year it took place in Dolnośląskie…

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Reaching the many deadlines of WikiAfrica: Iolanda Pensa profile

Iolanda Pensa preparing a presentation at a conference Iolanda Pensa is always on one deadline or another. This is not a source of stress, though. She embraces them. As scientific director of WikiAfrica – which the Swiss-born, Italian-based 38-year-old calls “Africanizing Wikipedia” – Pensa gave the project some challenging deadlines….

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Illustrating Wikipedia from the air in Israel

Aerial view of Ashdod Port Right after the opening ceremony of Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong last week and during a session showcasing projects from all around the globe, WikiAir (VikiAvir in native Hebrew) was voted by the participants (measured by decibels of applause) the coolest and most unique project…

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A series of parallel WWI edit-a-thons in seven countries

This post is available in 3 languages: Svenska • Ελληνικά  • English English This postcard was uploaded from Europeana by a volunteer and it now illustrate the English GA article SMS Hessen. This is just an example of the beautiful images of old ships uploaded during the day. This image is now…

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Making memory count: successful edit-a-thon in Buenos Aires

Group photo at Memorial Edit-a-thon On Saturday, July 20th, in spite of the cold, over 40 people took part in Memorial Edit-a-thon, held in Buenos Aires in what used to be a “black site” (clandestine detention facility) during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The Escuela de Mecánica de la…

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Wikipedia meets archeology: the Archeowiki project

WMIT volunteers Atropine and Piero Tasso during the first Wikipedia workshop for archeologists Imagine an assembly of wikipedians, add some archeologists, a group of high school students, six museums with cultural heritage from Latin America, Africa, Italy and more. Think also about different kinds of people who don’t usually visit…

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Our Man in Brussels: Dimitar Dimitrov

The first Wikimedian in Brussels (sailing at Lake Neusiedl) Wikipedians are always ambassadors. Whether they edit encyclopedia articles or photograph monuments, as individuals they also always represent the shared idea behind Wikipedia – namely, the advancement of Free Knowledge. Wikipedians play a variety of roles: they actively participate on Wikimedia…

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