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  1. Copyright for Australia that makes sense. That’s fair.

    Volunteer Wikipedians in Australia are highlighting the need for the introduction of fair use in Australia. You can visit FairCopyrightOz to learn about how Wikipedia does, and Australia could, benefit from it.... Read more

  2. 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

  3. Results from the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

    More than 5,000 community members helped select the three individuals who will begin their three-year terms in August.... Read more

  4. What impact can Wikimedia have in the world by 2030?

    Where is the Wikimedia movement going? What do we want to achieve together? What impact could we have in the world? To answer those questions, the Wikimedia movement launched Wikimedia 2030: a global discussion to define Wikimedia’s future role in the world.... Read more

  5. What do you call a homepage? Incorporating indigenous knowledge into Wikipedia

    The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation is working with Wikimedia Canada and other partners to create a Wikipedia of their own, a project that includes everything from writing out their culture’s history, to creating new words for concepts like “homepage,” to deciding if Wikipedia is animated (or not).... Read more

  6. Looking back on World Book and Copyright Day

    This year, the day was celebrated with events and activities happening around the world, focusing on access to information for print disabled people and how information and communications technologies can help to improve it.... 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. I realized I was writing for her: mourning my mother through a hundred days of Wikipedia editing

    Everyone has their own reasons for joining 100wikidays. Mine was for mourning.... Read more

  9. 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

  10. Sharing a live experience of the world: Luis Álvarez

    Luis Álvarez records and uploads music and other audio files to Wikimedia Commons, along with adding photos and editing Wikipedia articles. A strong believer in the culture of sharing and remixing, he sees Wikimedia as a place that could embrace not only knowledge but live experiences from around the world.... Read more