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What is Wikipedia Zero? This short video explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. You can also view it on Vimeo.com here and YouTube.com here. Video by Victor Grigas (WMF), freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

What is Wikipedia Zero? (VIDEO)

Watch this short video, which explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. Learn how (…)

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The new Education Toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. Photo by María Cruz, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

New Education Toolkit helps program leaders develop more effective Wikimedia programs

This first toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. It includes best practices, tips and ideas for planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs. (…)

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Group editing Wikipedia at the Schomburg Center in New York City. Photo by Terrence Jennings, free license under CC BY-SA 4.0

Black History Month edit-a-thons tackle Wikipedia’s multicultural gaps

Edit-a-thons took place throughout the United States, to honor black history and help fill the multicultural gaps in Wikipedia. (…)

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The Wikimedia movement works because it brings together many different perspectives to solve complex problems. Join the community consultation to plan our strategy together. Group photo of Wikimania 2014 participants by Ralf Roletschek, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

The Wikimedia Foundation invites your participation in a two-week community consultation to discuss the future of Wikimedia. Join our online discussion and help shape the future of Wikimedia. Your vision matters. (…)

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The Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file this amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. Public domain.

Wikimedia Foundation supports Twitter’s fight for transparency

On Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation joined Twitter and others to file an amicus brief against the Department of Justice regarding national security requests. (…)

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Antique Valentine's Day card, dated 1909. Posted by Chordboard. Public Domain

Help find great wiki articles about love

What is your favorite Wikipedia article (or image) about love? As millions prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’d like to know how love is covered on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Share your favorite wiki articles, pictures, or media about love — from platonic to romantic. We’ll post some of your top picks here on Friday Feb. 13. (…)

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Volunteer editors participate in a Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Millars, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

First Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists

Wikimedia Spain held a special edit-a-thon in December 2014, working with six different science and technology museums across Spain. Participants of all ages learned how to edit Wikipedia, making over 700 edits about Spanish scientists and inventors. (…)

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Wikimedia sites can only show this picture of Weimar's Nietzsche Archive because German's 'Freedom of Panorama' law authorizes it. If the building was located in Belgium or France, this would be a copyright infringement.

The Twilight of Copyright, or, How to reform with a hammer

The new European Commission is working on a copyright reform proposal this year. Here’s a report on what this could mean for the Wikimedia movement. (…)

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A US postmark from Whitby, Virginia confirms that this forgotten coal town once existed.
Postmark is public domain.

Putting forgotten coal towns back on the map: Mark Combs

Mark Combs has been documenting small towns using Wikipedia, so they won’t vanish without a trace. (…)

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Wikipedia editor and high school student Ntsika Kellem on graduation day, near Cape Town, South Africa.See related video. Photo by Sydellewillowsmith, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The grand adventure of the Annual Report

The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to release its 7th annual report. This year’s theme: knowledge is a foundation.

People do amazing things with Wikipedia. Read the 2014 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report to learn more (…)

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