Chapters, Community, Editor engagement, Events, Global, Wikipedia
3 Comments on First ever WikiArabia conference gathers Wikipedians in Tunisia to connect and share experiences
BY Samir El-Sharbaty ON May 14th, 2015
Wikipedians from around the Arab world met last April for their first regional Wikipedia conference in Monastir, Tunisia.
This report summarizes three days of discussions about their community’s challenges and opportunities — and the future of the free knowledge movement.
Chapters, Community, Events, Global, Participation, The wikis, Wikimania, Wikipedia
6 Comments on Wikimania and the differences between online and offline cultures
BY Lionel Scheepmans ON May 12th, 2015
A Belgian anthropologist observes the differences between online and offline participation in the Wikimedia movement, based on a visit to the Wikimania 2014 conference in London. In this essay, he identifies some of the disparities between the values, ethics and organizational structures of online Wikipedia projects and offline conferences such as Wikimania.
Community, Editor engagement, Education, Global, Wikipedia, Wikipedia Education Program, WikiWomen
BY María José Felgueres Planells ON May 5th, 2015
A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia for her “servicio social” requirement, working with the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey University. It was more than just an assignment for her: it was an opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as a way to positively impact her community.
Mobile, Technology, Wikipedia, Wikipedia Mobile
7 Comments on New features on Wikipedia iOS app help readers access, explore, and share knowledge
BY Dan Garry ON April 15th, 2015
The new Wikipedia iOS app lets you easily share facts with friends from your iPhone or iPad, along with a range of new features.
Corporate, Foundation, Free Culture, Legal
30 Comments on Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance
BY Michelle Paulson and Geoff Brigham ON March 10th, 2015
Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program. (..)
Chapters, Community, Editor engagement, Global, Wikipedia
1 Comment on Hindi Wiki Sammelan: Bringing together dispersed Wikipedians
BY Syed Muzammiluddin ON March 3rd, 2015
A proposal to hold a conference in Delhi, inviting editors from across India to come plan next steps for the Hindi Wikipedia. (…)
Edit-a-thons, Editor engagement, Education, Wikipedia, Wikipedia Education Program
BY Samir El-Sharbaty ON February 27th, 2015
Last summer, 135 young adults ages 14-20 learned to edit Wikipedia while attending WikiCamps, a promising new program from Wikimedia Armenia. (…)
Chapters, Global, Wikipedia
BY Taras Holovko ON February 5th, 2015
The Ukrainian Wikipedia has grown significantly since it started 11 years ago. In this interview, Wikimedia Ukraine founder Yuri Perohanych discusses how it has changed and the challenges it faces. (…)
Community, Profiles, Wikipedia
1 Comment on Thanking Wikipedia editors for covering local politics in Togo: Rena Takiguchi
BY Yoona Ha and Victor Grigas ON January 30th, 2015
Rena Takiguchi, a native of Japan, says that she would have been consumed with worry for her friends in Togo, if it were not for the Wikipedia article about the Togolese presidential election in 2010. She learned more about this event on Wikipedia than from other sources. (…)
Chapters, Community, Global
3 Comments on Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe meet in Ukraine to plan next steps
BY Vira Motorko ON January 13th, 2015
Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe met in Ukraine last month. More than 20 different countries were represented in the conference. They discussed new ways to collaborate with each other on a wide range of themes, from education to multimedia, wikicamps — and solutions to the gender gap. (…)