First ever Wikimania in sub-Saharan Africa will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites.
Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across Africa and the world.... Read more

  1. Community digest: Virtual exhibitions help make Estonian artworks accessible to everyone; news in brief

    The Wikimedia community in Estonia has partnered with several museums in the country to help unveil their collections through Wikimedia projects. The first virtual art exhibition, focusing on art from World War I, saw unprecedented success on the Estonian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief include updates about the Wikipedia Library’s newest star coordinator, a WikiGap event... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation announces Tanya Capuano as new Trustee, alongside leadership appointments at 14th annual Wikimania

    Tanya Capuano brings deep expertise in technology, organizational strategy, and financial planning and analysis to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees... Read more

  3. Wikimedia releases ninth transparency report

    Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the first half of 2018.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation and Switzerland-based Kiwix announce a global collaboration to increase offline access to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites. ... Read more

  5. Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

    Old televisions are being repurposed to run offline versions of Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. The insights series: Coenraad Loubser

    Interviews with Wikimedians from emerging communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, sharing their experiences of Wikimedia Conference 2018 and what the free knowledge movement means to them.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, June 2018

    How censorship can backfire and conversations can go awry; Wikipedians ‘driven by a sense of mission’, according to researchers.
    With contributions by: Tilman Bayer, Bri, Barbara Page, and Maik Stührenberg... Read more

  8. Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia

    Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist and an incredible advocate for women in science and engineering. During 2018, she’s embarked upon a challenge: to write one Wikipedia page per day about an “awesome underrepresented group working in science and engineering.”... Read more

  9. New interaction timeline improves investigation of harassment cases

    The new interaction timeline tool is a way to look at two contributors’ editing history—where they have interacted, when, and how often. This can help add clarity when reviewing reports of harassment and abuse, and takes some of the burden off both the people reviewing problems, and the people reporting them.... Read more