Katherine Maher

  1. Knowledge knows no boundaries

    Photo by 	NASA/Apollo 17 crew, public domain/CC0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation is headquartered in the U.S., where we have unique freedoms that are essential to supporting the Wikimedia projects. But our mission is global. We strongly urge the U.S. administration to withdraw the recent executive order restricting travel and immigration from certain nations, and closing the doors to many refugees. ... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October–December 2015

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    The second fiscal quarter of 2015 saw notable successes in technology; overall, the organization met 65% of its goals.... Read more

  3. Leadership transition for the Wikimedia Foundation

    On Thursday, February 25, Lila Tretikov announced she will step down from her role as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

    Photo by Tanya Habjouqa, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

    The Wikimedia community celebrates Wikipedia and its sister projects with nearly 150 events on six continents as the Wikimedia Foundation announces an endowment to sustain Wikipedia for the future.... Read more

  5. Kelly Battles and Arnnon Geshuri join Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

    Photo's by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    New Trustees bring deep financial, operational, and organizational development expertise to Wikimedia’s free knowledge mission. ... Read more

  6. Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony

    Photo courtesy of Wikimedia España.

    On Friday, October 23, Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge.... Read more

  7. #FREEBASSEL: Free culture advocate who built 3D renderings of Palmyra missing in Syria

    Photo by Christopher Lee Adams, public domain.

    “We are worried sick about his life.”... Read more

  8. Despite headlines, frequent edits don’t cause inaccuracy


    Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit. It didn’t surprise us to learn that articles considered to be controversial are frequently edited.... Read more

  9. Wikipedia receives Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

    Wikipedia just received the prestigious 'Princess of Asturias' award to recognize its contributions to universal human heritage. Photo of the Asturias awards by x, CC-BY-SA-3.0?

    Wikipedia was just awarded Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award acknowledges exemplary and internationally recognized cultural, scientific and social achievements.... Read more

  10. New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

    The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the world's most popular websites with around two hundred employees. Our new report outlines what we accomplished together in 2014.  Staff photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to release a report on our programs, activities, and outcomes from 2014.... Read more