Communications

  1. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    Photograph courtesy of Shalor Toncray.

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  2. Community digest: Norwegian-Armenian partnership to improve Wikipedia’s content on the two countries; news in brief

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    Wikipedians in Armenia and Norway collaborated in a cross-cultural writing contest. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a program to support open-source science in Germany, events celebrating Black History Month and Women History Month, updates about Wikimania 2017, and more.... Read more

  3. Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts

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    Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. ... Read more

  4. Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive, building the Bengali Wikipedia

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    Since becoming a Wikipedia editor, Hasive has tried to add something new to Wikipedia every day. He has visited over 30 universities across his country, Bangladesh, to tell the students about Wikipedia, co-organized events to encourage people to edit, and published a style guide book about the Bengali Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Dutch Wikipedia rewards prolific contributors with owls; news in brief

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    The Dutch Wikipedia community shows appreciation to their best contributors each year with little statues of owls. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from MediaWiki and Phabricator, new grants program opens for applications, Wikipedia events around the world, and more.... Read more

  6. Knowledge knows no boundaries

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    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

  7. A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia

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    The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. “I knew that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop writing”: Başak Tosun

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    Eleven years after hesitating to join Wikipedia, Başak Tosun has now created over 1,100 articles. “Many artists, writers and scientists were missing on Wikipedia,” she says. “I felt empowered knowing I could do something about it.”... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wiki Loves Women, bridging two gaps at a time; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Women is addressing two content gaps on Wikipedia through adding content about African women, helping to increase the encyclopedia’s gender and geographical diversity. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, Wikimedia project milestones, Wiki Project Med, and more. ... Read more

  10. Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

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    Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.... Read more