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News on Wikipedia: Editing community helps make sense during terror

As terrorists attacked Paris and Beirut, Wikipedia’s volunteer editors were quick to collaborate and make sense of the confusion. Within hours, they’d crafted thorough and well-sourced overviews of both tragedies across multiple language editions of Wikipedia.

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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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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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Three state museums open the doors to Wikimedia Spain and host concerts for Wikipedia

Wikimedia Spain is working at three state museums in Madrid—the Museum of Romanticism, the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum) and the National Archaeological Museum—through its first Wikipedian in residence, Ruben Ojeda. We have hosted two concerts and donated the usable recordings to the Wikimedia Commons; a third concert is being held soon.

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Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015

The last Google Summer of Code and Outreachy rounds are over. Take a look to the awesome projects completed and the the new features that you should keep an eye out for! For the first time, all Wikimedia projects that passed the evaluation were immediately deployed in production or Wikimedia Labs.

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Become an international music phenomenon with Wikipedia

Going viral on Imgur today: creating your debut music album with Wikipedia. Have you tried it yet?

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Nepal’s victorious monument photos include the birthplace of Buddha

Wiki Loves Monuments 2015, an international photography competition, was held locally in Nepal for the third time this year. Their photos are extraordinary.

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Wikimedia Highlights, October 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in October 2015: Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony; Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez; Your October milestones include Wikidata’s 15 millionth item; District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected; Making Chinese Wikipedia more ethnologically diverse.

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia’s editors were quick to react to the news.

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Your October milestones include Wikidata’s 15 millionth item

Read about Wikimedia project milestones hit during the month of October.

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