Communications

  1. Wikimedia engineer contributes several fonts to Malayalam language

    Wikimedia Foundation Engineer Santhosh Thottingal maintains and/or has engineered about 12 high-quality fonts used for writing his native language Malayalam. We reached out to Thottingal to learn more about creating fonts, and his other projects related to digital access.... Read more

  2. How I make video ‘newsreels’ for social media—so you can too

    As a video producer and storyteller for the Wikimedia Foundation, I’ve produced a few ‘silent newsreels,’ a video format enjoying a renaissance in the age of social media. Now I’m sharing what I know with the greater Wikimedia movement.... Read more

  3. On the year where “a very fundamental human right—the right to access information” was challenged: Raju Narisetti, Wikimedia Foundation Board member

    New Wikimedia Foundation board member Raju Narisetti says, “We will look back at 2017 as a year where there were systematic and sustained challenges worldwide to a very fundamental human right—the right to access information.” We talk with him about some of the challenges the Wikimedia projects may face.... Read more

  4. What’s your second screen? Film, television, and the British monarchy fill Wikipedia’s most-viewed articles of 2017

    Or: “The enduring power of Anglophilia.”... Read more

  5. Community digest: Wikipedia Asian Month wraps up; Remembering Wikipedian John Cameron Deas; news in brief

    Wikipedia Asian Month has wrapped up after adding over 7,000 new articles on Wikipedia in 50 languages; The English Wikipedia community remembers veteran Wikipedian John Cameron Deas who passed away last year. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes information about scholarships for Wikimania and WikiIndaba, Her Story editathons, and more. ... Read more

  6. Community digest: WikiFemHack, the first Wikimedia hackathon to encourage gender diversity in Greece; news in brief

    Wikimedia Community user group in Greece holds an event to encourage women to join and participate in the technological and programming fields and take part in the Wikimedia movement. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from Nigeria Wikimedia hubs, Wikimedia Finland’s new board, registration for Wikimedia conference and more. ... Read more

  7. Why Tímea Baksa writes about Korean culture on Wikipedia

    Thanks to Wikipedia, Tímea Baksa has learned two new languages and met people from all around the world. We asked about what keeps her coming back to Wikipedia, day after day.... Read more

  8. Community digest: WikiProject Military history’s featured articles; Galician Wikipedia’s painting contest; news in brief

    Last month, members of the English Wikipedia’s Military history project celebrated their one thousandth featured article, a total that makes up nearly a fifth of all featured articles on the entire encyclopedia. Here, project coordinator Krishna Chaitanya Velaga shares some of the reasons behind their success. In addition, the Galician Wikipedia will celebrate a day of literature with a pai... Read more

  9. The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The RACHEL example

    A chat with WorldPossible’s Jeremy Schwartz, the developer of RACHEL—”Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education & Learning”—a portable plug-and-play server which stores educational websites and makes that content available over any local (offline) wireless connection.... Read more

  10. As Wikipedia Asian Month returns, meet one of its top contributors: J. Patrick Fischer

    The third edition of the Wikipedia Asian Month writing competition has started and will continue through the end of November. Addis Wang, the coordinator for this initiative is sharing with us the story of a top contributor in the past two years.... Read more