Community digest

  1. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Italy gets ready for State of the Map 2018; news in brief

    Milan, Italy will be the host for State of the Map (SOTM), the annual OpenStreetMap community gathering, in 2018. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons in India, the next Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, the Armenian Wikipedia, and more. ... Read more

  3. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel celebrates tenth anniversary; first veloexpedition in Macedonia; news in brief

    Wikimedia Israel marked its tenth anniversary with an award ceremony to honor organizations and individuals promoting open knowledge in the country; In Macedonia, Wikipedians mixed fun with knowledge sharing in their first ‘veloexpeditions’. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about new features on Wikimedia projects, Wikidatacon, competition in Srpska and mor... Read more

  4. Community digest: Odia Wikipedians document the Asian Athletics Championships; news in brief

    This month, Odia Wikipedians, Indian Athletics Federation and Sports and Youth Services collaborated to document the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. Hundreds of photos were uploaded and new Wikipedia content added to inform the event’s fans. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedian Wikinic in Seattle, writing competition in Russia, and more. ... Read more

  5. Community digest: Wikipedia for Peace, editing to celebrate diversity at WorldPride Madrid; news in brief

    15 participants in the Wikipedia for Peace initiative from seven different countries gathered at WorldPride in Madrid, Spain this year. The group aimed at highlighting LGBT issues by contributing content about them on Wikimedia projects. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimedia affiliates, photography contests, outreach activities in Nigeria and more. ... Read more

  6. Community digest: Egypt Wikimedians encourage Arabic Wikipedia newcomers with a writing contest; news in brief

    By joining the Wikimedia Egypt Prize contest, 30 beginner editors have developed their editing skills and created nearly 500 new articles on the Arabic Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikidata, education program in the Basque, Wiki Loves Earth and more. ... Read more

  7. Community digest: ‘Faras in Wikipedia’ project scoops an award in the Sybilla Museum Event of the Year competition; news in brief

    The efforts of Wikimedians in Poland and the staff of the National Museum in Warsaw helped their project Faras in Wikipedia get one of the Sybilla awards. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons from Italy and Macedonia, Wikimedia Poland annual meeting, Wikimania 2017 and more.... Read more

  8. Community digest: WikiDonne helps document the unknown histories of women; news in brief

    The Women You Have Never Met is a translation and writing biography contest that aims to improve and expand female biographies on Wikipedia, especially in the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. The initiative has helped improve over 1,700 articles globally and nearly 500 articles on the Italian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, the FD... Read more

  9. Community digest: Somou Prize writing contest ends with nearly five hundred new Arabic Wikipedia articles; news in brief

    Arabic Wikipedians have been elevating their game through a new writing contest.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more