Communications

  1. Wait, what? Alex, the parrot with a little human brain

    Photo courtesy of the Alex Foundation

    Alex knew the meaning of a hundred English words, could count to six, could answer and even ask questions, how to apologize (when appropriate), and how to protest when people did something he didn’t want.... Read more

  2. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

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    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  4. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  5. Your donation keeps Wikipedia and free knowledge thriving

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    Today, the Wikimedia Foundation begins its 2016 year-end contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia. Discover how generous donations from last year’s campaign supported Wikipedia and its sister projects in the past year... Read more

  6. Over a decade in, Piotr Konieczny is still editing and writing Wikipedia

    Photo by Sage Ross, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Piotr Konieczny has created and developed thousands of articles in his thirteen years of editing Wikipedia—and for ten of those, he has been teaching students with it.... Read more

  7. Mailbag: Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way? No.

    Photo by Niccolò Caranti, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Answering your questions about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation work with the facts behind the facts. ... Read more

  8. Community digest: Wikipedians wrap up the first Africa destubathon, news in brief

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    2,000 of over 37,000 articles about Africa are being improved in the first Africa destubathon. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes efforts to use photos from Wiki Loves Monuments in Ireland on Wikipedia, registration for WikiCon 2017 is now open, Funds Dissemination Committee announces its recommendations for the largest movement affiliate grants, and more.... Read more

  9. “The future of information is going to be collaborative”: Jesús Lau

    Photo by Victor Grigas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A librarian by education, Jesús Lau has worked at five academic libraries in Mexico. As a regular Wikipedia reader, he values it for giving equal access to a comprehensive source of free knowledge. Professionally, he uses Wikipedia to teach information skills to undergraduate and doctoral students at Universidad Veracruzana, a public university in eastern Mexico.... Read more

  10. News on Wikipedia: Was the supermoon not so super? Wikimedia editors explain

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    Media sources around the world covered the recent supermoon, and partly as a consequence, its Wikipedia page was visited over 300,000 times on November 14 alone. We talked to astronomers and Wikipedians to learn more about the supermoon.... Read more