Communications

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016’s most-read Wikipedia articles

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    The English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

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    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge

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    Banat has made over a hundred thousand edits and helped expand the Arabic Wikipedia while using zero-rate mobile data.... Read more

  6. Our top posts of 2016: Wikimedia community takes center stage

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    Community-focused pieces fill our list of most-read and best posts from the last year.... Read more

  7. No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter.

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    We are not in a post-fact world. Facts matter, and we are committed to this now more than ever.... Read more

  8. Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia

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    Which English Wikipedia articles were edited most in 2016? Find out what captured editors’ interests.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wiki Loves Earth winner helps promote free knowledge in Serbia; news in brief

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    Čedomir Žarković’s first-place photo in the international Wiki Loves Earth photo competition made him into a viral star in Serbia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes results of Wiki Women Prize and the Archives Challenge, registration for Wikimedia Poland winter meeting is open, Afilliations Committtee calls for volunteers and more.... Read more

  10. News on Wikipedia: Wikipedians track the Dakota Access Pipeline

    "Stand with Standing Rock" protest in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline has been the subject of significant controversy in recent months. Wikipedians are chronicling the story as it unfolds with neutral and factual information.... Read more