Community digest

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Community digest: Serbian Wikipedians look back at WikiLive 2017; news in brief

    Wikipedians in Serbia get together once every year for the WikiLive conference, where they look back at their projects and plan for the future. This week’s news in brief includes student editors in Algeria celebrating their work on Wikipedia, Ghanaian Wikipedians kicking off a new GLAM project, and more. ... Read more

  9. Community digest: The UNESCO Challenge aims to help preserve World Heritage Sites; news in brief

    The UNESCO Challenge is a writing competition on Wikipedia where the participants will create and improve articles about heritage sites in different languages. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia courses at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, WikiProject Cannabis, Board elections, and more.... Read more

  10. Community digest: As Odia Wikisource turns two, a project to digitize rare books kicks off; news in brief

    To celebrate the second anniversary of Odia Wikisource, Wikimedians are starting several initiatives to grow the project. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania submissions, Wikimedia affiliates, the Wikipedia Education Program and more.... Read more