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Third Wikimedia Spain conference takes place in Madrid

On September 25, 26 and 27, third Wikimedia Wikimedia Spain Celebrated STI Conference. It was organized Together with the graphic design studio Graphic Hare and Took place at University College Isabel of Spain , in Madrid.

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Indian-language projects depend on each other: Ahmed Nisar

Nisar Ahmed, an administrator on two Indian language editions of Wikipedia—Urdu and Telugu—talks about how these lanaguage editions must work with one another to be as successful as possible.

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WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

As part of the WikipediansSpeak series, Individual Engagement Grantee and Telugu-language Wikimedian Viswanadh.BK shares his experience with the digital library movement in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 300K books housed in five libraries could be added to a Wikipedia-based catalog, now helping Wikipedians to cite and readers to easily locate books.

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Join us for #Wikinobel 2015

On October 9, this year’s laureate(s) of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced by the Nobel Committee in Oslo. Wikipedians will be there updating Wikipedia as it happens.

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Wikipedia awareness programs drive Bangla Wikipedia usage

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) is conducting ‘Secondary level school programs’ in different schools in Bangladesh named “Wikipedia awareness program”. These programs are specially designed more to encourage students to effectively use Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects for their benefit than to contribute to it. As part of Bangla Wikipedia 10th anniversary celebration, it is the first time in the country that a Wikipedia-related events are taking place in school levels.

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Making Chinese Wikipedia more ethnologically diverse

Wikimedia Taiwan collaborate with Department of Ethnology at National Cheng-Chi University to improve Chinese Wikipedia ethnological articles.

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Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants

Participation from over 200 community members in the Reimagining WMF grants consultation led to planned changes to WMF’s grants programs illustrated by the above graphic. Image by Chris Schilling, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 Last month, the Wikimedia Community Resources team offered an idea for restructuring the WMF’s grant programs….

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Wikimedia project milestones: Swedish Wikipedia hits 2 million articles

In the first post in a series celebrating milestones across all Wikimedia projects, we look at some of the projects hitting major milestones over the past month.

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Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

If you have an idea like or completely different from this that will improve a Wikimedia project, consider participating in Individual Engagement Grants open call for proposals from August 30th through September 29th on Meta. If your idea is still a seed, you can share it in our IdeaLab to seek staff mentorship, community feedback, and a team of collaborators to help it evolve.

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In September, we love monuments

Today marks the start of the sixth edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, the largest photography competition in the world. Thousands of Wikipedia readers and contributors from more than 30 countries around the globe will be taking part in the contest, hoping to document their local heritage, contribute to Wikipedia, and perhaps win a little prize. Here’s a preview of the competition with a special focus on a long-term participant, Italy.

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