Katherine Maher

  1. Honoring our friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

    To honor Bassel Khartabil’s legacy and his lasting impact on the open web, a slate of nonprofits are launching a new fellowship in his name.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia 2030: A draft strategic direction for our movement

    A draft of the Wikimedia movement’s strategic direction is on Meta-Wiki. Everyone is invited to read and discuss!... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation mourns the loss of Bassel Khartabil, Syrian Wikimedian and global open culture advocate

    Bassel’s family received confirmation this week of his execution by the Syrian regime in late 2015, shortly after he was removed from the Syrian prison where he was being held.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to restore access to Wikipedia

    On Saturday, April 29, Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey. If it remains, this block will result in millions of people in Turkey losing access to free knowledge about their country and the world around them. We believe knowledge is a fundamental human right and urge the Turkish government to remove this block.... Read more

  5. You can go anywhere on the Wikimedia projects, but where is Wikimedia going?

    Wikimedia movement begins discussion around what Wikimedia will look like in 2030.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation updates non-discrimination policy to support inclusive and diverse workplace

    The Wikimedia Foundation has updated its non-discrimination policy to make our commitment to our diverse community of colleagues explicit.... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Foundation appoints Chief Talent & Culture Officer and Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President)

    Joady Lohr and Anna Stillwell, the current leaders of Wikimedia Foundation’s Talent & Culture department, will be assuming permanent senior leadership roles as Chief Talent & Culture Officer and Chargée d’Affaires (Vice President).... Read more

  8. Knowledge knows no boundaries

    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

  9. Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, October–December 2015

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

  10. 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