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The digest—Wiki Loves Africa roars into its second year; notes in brief

A Sudanese woman demonstrates how to make kisra, a traditional bread or porridge in Sudan and South Sudan. Photo by Mohamed Elfatih Hamadien, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. For many reasons, coverage of African topics on many Wikimedia sites, including the various Wikipedias, lags behind other continents. One project…

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A Wikipedian’s perspective on gender imbalance, harassment, and the way forward

Longtime Wikipedia editor, Sydney Poore, shares her perspective of Wikipedia’s gender imbalance, harassment, and the steps she and other Wikimedians are taking to address this.

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What I Learned: Wiki Photo School in Serbia

Student working on experiments. Photo by Milos Aleksandric, under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. One of the things that Neda Subakov likes about attending Petnica Science Center (PSC) is the access to professional equipment and people who are engaged in photography, and the relaxed atmosphere during the work. “The photo lab…

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News on Wikipedia: Wallabies and All Blacks set up all-Australasian Rugby World Cup final

As this year’s Rugby World Cup draws to a close this weekend, Wikipedia editors help document every try, drop goal, and penalty.

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Community view: why the news media needs Wikipedians in residence

There are plenty of stories here to be told, and a Wikipedian in residence could help tell them. In the process, they could help educate the media about how Wikipedia works and let them know that there are stories worth telling in the Wikimedian community too.

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Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony

On Friday, October 23, Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

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News on Wikipedia: Liberals win in Canada, as told by Wikipedia

Canada’s 42nd general election resulted in victory for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party. Find out how Wikipedia editors responded to every twist and turn along the way.

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Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
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Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open…

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When a journalist edits Wikipedia in a famous Argentine opera house

A testimony from an Argentine journalist who participated in an editathon in the Teatro Colón organized by Wikimedia Argentina.

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Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez

Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez first started as a Wikipedia volunteer in 2006. Today, he combines this passion with his love of teaching, and works with university students on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of medicine.

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