Community digest

  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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Community digest: Wiki Loves Africa, because Wikipedia is a place for everyone; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Africa is back with ‘music and dance’ as a theme for this year’s competition. Grab your camera and get ready to document the culture of this splendid continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia content gets ready for a trip to the moon, Wikimania scholarship committee is open for volunteers, and more. ... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Community digest: Practical science experiments are being recorded in high definition for Commons, news in brief

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    High definition videos of chemistry and physics experiments will add more fun to science lessons and theories. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes joint WikiExpeditions by Polish and Czech Wikipedians, results of the WikiCup on the English Wikipedia, news from WikiArabia conference, and more.... Read more

  8. Community digest: Editors around the world get ready for Wikipedia Asian Month, news in brief

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    A new round of Wikipedia Asian Month starts today. For the month of November, volunteer editors will contribute new Wikipedia articles about this diverse continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief from the Wikimedia movement includes a new report on transparency from the Foundation’s board and a magazine article featuring four Wikipedians.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

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    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Estonian president-elect’s article now in thirty languages; news in brief

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    The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last month during the country’s presidential election.... Read more