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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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Victory in Germany: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

We are happy to announce that the court of Munich has ruled in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation in Dr. Evelyn Schels v. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc..

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Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland urge Reiss Engelhorn Museum to reconsider suit over public domain works of art

Photo by jelm6, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0. On October 28, the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, served a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation and later against Wikimedia Deutschland, the local German chapter of the global Wikimedia movement. The suit concerns copyright claims related to 17 images of…

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Ukrainian Wikipedia reaches 600,000 articles

Outside view This blog post was written by a member of the Wikimedia community and not by an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. The views expressed are the author’s alone and are not necessarily held by the Foundation or the community as a whole. Methylene blue, one of many redox…

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How can you write an open access encyclopedia in a closed access world?

John G. Dove, whose efforts with Credo Reference helped establish The Wikipedia Library, reflects on Wikipedia’s complex connections to the Open Access Publishing movement.

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Content Translation helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles this year

Content Translation has helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles since the beginning of 2015. In our latest update, we’ve covered some important milestones.

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Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS in Kyoto

Learn about Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS, an original approach to promote editing articles on local communities and modern arts.

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Wikimedia Serbia completes a first round of professional development seminars for teachers

Тhis September and October, the Academic Board and the Education Program Manager of Wikimedia Serbia have been extraordinarily busy. In addition to regular Education Program activities — which include supporting student editors at 11 secondary schools and 5 universities in 14 faculties on 2 Wikimedia projects — they have organized and facilitated 4 trainings for over 100 teachers in 3 different cities in Serbia.

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English Wikipedia surpasses five million articles

With the creation of “Persoonia terminalis”, the English Wikipedia has today surpassed five million articles—and now covers more topics, more perspectives, and more voices than any other knowledge compendium on the planet.

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Article suggestions—a new feature for Content Translation

A newly introduced “article suggestion” feature in Content Translation makes it easier for users to find Wikipedia articles that can be translated into other languages.

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