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Using Wikipedia to preserve indigenous languages of Colombia

Wikimedistas de Colombia joined forces with 15 digital activists to discuss the use of Wikipedia as a way to revitalize and preserve indigenous languages of Colombia.

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Bangladesh celebrates as Bangla Wikipedia turns 10

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has organized a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bangla Wikipedia. The events included university-based Wikipedia workshops, rewarding the best Wikipedians, photography contest, photowalks, school programs and conference. This was the first country-wide event organized by WMBD engaging volunteers from across the country.

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Tec de Monterrey students complete two major video projects

Students with Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey venture into the creation of professional-level videos both as tutorials for fellow students and to document innovations in Wikimedia work

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Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.

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“Becoming involved in making the changes you want to see”: Leigh Thelmadatter

A university teacher by profession and a Wikipedia volunteer by hobby, Leigh Thelmadatter has contributed articles ranging from Mexican dishes and beverages to biographies and churches. Today, she works with students to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of Mexico and its culture, and travels across the country in search of information worth sharing.

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Victory in Italy: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”

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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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The Wikipedia Library aims to connect writers with high-quality sources. Photo by JHistory, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

New French partners for The Wikipedia Library

The Wikipedia Library added a new French-language branch earlier this month. Along with this new branch, the library has received three new donor partners to help contributors of Wikipedia articles use higher-caliber sources.

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Wikimedia developers from around the world met last month in Lyon, France, for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. To meet a few of them, watch this short video.

Developers gather in France for the 2015 Wikimedia Hackathon

Developers from around the world gathered last month in Lyon, France for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. Here are some of the highlights of this edition of the annual event, which invited coders to develop new features, software and tools to make editing and reading wiki projects more enjoyable and effective.

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