July, 2017

  1. Wikimedia Sweden loses case as court rules against free access to public art online

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has issued a ruling against freedom of panorama in Sweden. We respectfully disagree with the Court, and urge those interested to support Wikimedia Sweden (Sverige) in their further efforts to strengthen freedom of panorama.... Read more

  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 375,000 windows on art history, and that’s just the beginning

    Richard Knipel, the Wikimedian in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looks back at the efforts made and future plans to further support collaboration between the museum and the Wikimedia movement. ... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2017

    The chilling effect of surveillance on Wikipedia readers, and other recent research... Read more

  4. Canadian Supreme Court rules against Google in favor of worldwide court orders

    The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Google must remove search results worldwide, dismissing concerns that this may impede freedom of expression for people outside of Canada or inspire other countries to censor speech.... Read more

  5. Investing in our shared future, supported by AI: Announcing the Scoring Platform team

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s new Scoring Platform team, led by Aaron Halfaker, will be working on democratizing access to AI, developing new types of AI predictions, and pushing the state of the art with regards to ethical practice of AI development.... Read more

  6. Join Wikimedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders for Wikimania 2017 in Montréal

    Wikimania, the annual gathering of the Wikimedia movement, will be coming to Montréal this August, co-organized by Wikimedia Canada and the Wikimedia Foundation. The event will gather roughly 1,000 Wikimedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders to discuss participation in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, outreach across the globe, and the future of the Wikimedia movement, among other topics... Read more

  7. Introducing training modules: Multilingual resources for combating harassment

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Support and Safety team has developed six multilingual training modules to help community members independently handle cases of online harassment when they arise. ... Read more

  8. Combating misinformation, fake news, and censorship

    As part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, researchers assessed over one hundred reports, articles, and studies to review how misinformation threatens the future of free knowledge. The assessments include dozens of powerful examples of how misinformation can have far-reaching and devastating consequences... Read more

  9. WikiWomenCamp kicks off to bring more inclusivity to Wikipedia

    Over 50 women Wikimedians converged on Mexico City in search of new ways to eliminate Wikimedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  10. Bringing the magic of classical music to Ukrainian speakers

    World Classics in Ukraine is translating the works of some of the great classical artists, like Mozart and Chopin, for the Ukrainian-speaking citizens of the world.... Read more