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What I Learned: Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students

“Wikicamps” for Armenian students have expanded with Wiktionary.

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Wikimedia and zero rating: clear principles for free knowledge

The Wikimedia Foundation works to expand free and open access to knowledge everywhere, including areas where affordable access to the internet is a fundamental barrier. In some regions, the Foundation has utilized “zero-rating” to make mobile traffic to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites entirely free. This approach removes the barrier of cost for those wishing to read, learn, and contribute to Wikipedia, in any language. We call this program Wikipedia Zero.

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Wikipedia Android app, now with interactive map, named a Best App of 2015

Have you downloaded the Wikipedia Android app yet? You should. Google has just called it a “Best App of 2015,” featuring the app in the Google Play Stores of Russia, India, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia.

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Maithili Wikipedia turns one year old

Happy first birthday, Maithili Wikipedia. Image from Bijay chaurasia, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Maithili Wikipedia completed its first year on 6 November 2015. To celebrate, Wikimedians of Nepal and Rajbiraj Wikimedia Community team members have organized an event to facilitate the winners of first Maithili editathon and the…

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7th place: Passage, Odesa, by Kateryna Krasnytska, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

10 stunning photos from Ukraine’s Wiki Loves Monuments

See top-10 pictures of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Ukraine, part of international photography competition, which was held locally in Ukraine for the fourth time.

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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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‘Semana i’ student editing in Mexico City improves the Spanish Wikipedia

Two campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City adesigned more focused “challenges” for students. Nearly 100 student participants worked to improve coverage of the Xochimilco and Tlalpan boroughs as well as the historic San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City.

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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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Ukrainian Wikipedia reaches 600,000 articles

Outside view This blog post was written by a member of the Wikimedia community and not by an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. The views expressed are the author’s alone and are not necessarily held by the Foundation or the community as a whole. Methylene blue, one of many redox…

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Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS in Kyoto

Learn about Wikipedia Town and Wikipedia ARTS, an original approach to promote editing articles on local communities and modern arts.

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