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Photo by Christopher Dombres, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that shorter copyright terms make it possible for more people to create and share free knowledge.

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Photo by Ludopedia, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

The Sydney Opera House lit in French tricolor after the November 2015 Paris attacks. In only a month and a half, this article received one of the highest edit totals of any article on the English Wikipedia in 2015. Photo by Ludopedia, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Each day,…

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Photo by Christian Michelides, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

“I need to see a doctor”: building an open-source refugee phrasebook

Volunteers are building an open collection of useful words and phrases for refugees who just arrived. The Refugee Phrasebook is a multilingual tool that provides basic useful vocabulary related to the most common immediate needs and uses Wikibooks as a platform.

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Wikitraining in Mykolaiv National University. Image by Illia Korniiko, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Community digest—Wikipedia in Ukrainian education expands

Being wholly committed to Wikipedia, we in Wikimedia Ukraine have no doubt that Wikipedia belongs in education—the more educators and authorities who know this the better. This month, a significant step forward was made in the expansion of the Wikipedia Education Program in Ukraine, as we welcomed a whole new region into the Education Program: Mykolaiv Oblast.

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Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt

Merrilee Proffitt is on a mission to bring American librarians closer to Wikipedia—a group she thinks is hesitant towards the idea of a community edited encyclopedia.

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Photo by Champlain Marcil, public domain.

Community Digest—collaboration bears fruit in Quebec

A small church in Quebec, now available for free on Wikimedia Commons thanks to an innovative collaboration between Wikipedia, museums, and education. Photo by Champlain Marcil, public domain. Wikimedia Canada, the Gatineau Center at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Gatineau), and the Université du Québec en Outaouais…

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Photo from the Library of Congress, public domain.

Documenting Tunis for future generations

The MedinaPedia concept aims to host workshops to improve all aspects of Wikimedia’s coverage on Tunis’ medina, including Wikipedia articles, Wikimedia Commons images, or Wikidata entries.

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Creative Commons: Preserving culture, 1 billion items at a time

The golden ceiling of a mosque in Iran, an orange and white lighthouse in Germany, the red roof of a Buddhist temple in Thailand. This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest winners glow with the colorful cultural heritage of the world. And the over 230,000 entries poured into Wikimedia projects with the help of Creative Commons licenses.

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7th place: Passage, Odesa, by Kateryna Krasnytska, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

10 stunning photos from Ukraine’s Wiki Loves Monuments

See top-10 pictures of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Ukraine, part of international photography competition, which was held locally in Ukraine for the fourth time.

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Photo by Jaluj, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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