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Wikimedia Foundation releases third transparency report

The Wikimedia Foundation has released its third transparency report covering five key data points: Content alteration and takedown requests; Copyright takedown requests; Right to be forgotten; Requests for user data; and voluntary disclosure

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Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

Goan Konkani Wikipedia, finally went live this June 18 after being in the Incubator for about nine years. The project went through numerous hindrances but the hard work of the editor community who are mostly from the Indian state of Goa paid off in getting the project out of incubator.

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The Klexikon: a new wiki encyclopedia for children

Since December 2014, the Klexikon is a new wiki encyclopedia in German. The content is suited for children from the age of six to twelve. The Klexikon differs from previous attemps with its focus on readability and ease to edit. The founders, Michael Schulte and Ziko van Dijk, were supported by a Wikimedia Deutschland program.

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News on Wikipedia: possible bailout for Greece and a prison escape in Mexico

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events: The Greek government agrees terms on a third bailout package; Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams win in the 2015 Wimbledon Championships; Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” escapes from his maximum-security prison; The Confederate battle flag is removed from the South Carolina State House after 54 years; Nintendo’s long-serving president, Satoru Iwata, dies aged 55.

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Get the latest Wikipedia updates easily with IFTTT

Wikipedia’s new Channel on IFTTT makes it easier than ever to share free knowledge.

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Five new positions placing Wikipedians as Visiting Scholars

Five new university-based positions open up as part of the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program with the support of the Wiki Education Foundation and the Wikipedia Library.

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The Chinese Wikipedia’s Dong Yuan Ling wants you to contribute articles

The Online Edit-a-thon called “Dong Yuan Ling”(Chinese: 动员令/動員令, literally means Mobilization Order) is an annual tradition of Chinese Wikipedia in every summer will start on 4 July this year. In next two months, Editors on Chinese Wikipedia will be encourage to join the activity and improve some topic of Chinese Wikipedia that it weeks on. The first Dong Yuan Ling was held in 2006, and this year is the thirteenth Dong Yuan Ling.

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Raising awareness of endangered species, one Wikipedia page at a time: Christian Cariño

Christian Cariño is a biologist from Mexico interested in conservation of endangered species. For her, Wikipedia was the obvious place to help improve coverage of and interest in these creatures.

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Wikimedia Highlights, June 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in May 2015: A Wikipedian’s quest to improve an article; Secure access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS; Print Wikipedia from Michael Mandiberg; A Wikipedian’s recommended Wikipedia articles; How English Wikipedia covered Caitlyn Jenner’s transition; And fighting link rot with Geoffery Bilder.

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News on Wikipedia: Reddit controversy and the Women’s World Cup final

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week's current news events: Voters in Greece reject terms on a new bailout in a snap referendum; The United States wins the 2015 Women's World Cup, while Chile wins the 2015 Copa América; A series of Boko Haram attacks kill at least 250 people in Nigeria; Several subforums on popular site Reddit are locked in protest; Al-Waleed bin Talal announces his intention to donate his US$32 billion wealth to charitable causes.

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