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  1. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  2. Bringing Myanmar to the world: Kyi Phyo Htet

    Kyi Phyo Htet had some free time and passion for the Myanmar Unicode system. He’s invested them in making tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and writing over a thousand articles.... Read more

  3. The one-man band writing the history of Nigerian cinema into Wikipedia

    Long-time volunteer Wikipedia editor Sam Oyeyele has written a series of articles on the history of Nigerian cinema, from its colonial origins through its distinctly independent present.... Read more

  4. Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

    Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia is a place to “plant and harvest” free knowledge: Arminé Aghayan

    Arminé Aghayan wrote thousands of articles on the Armenian Wikipedia, uploaded many photos, and used her editing to support the causes she believed in, but taking challenges was one of her strong motivation to stay active.... Read more

  6. Six ways to motivate a volunteer community

    Motivation is a complex phenomenon. Last year, we spent some time trying to understand what it means for our work as volunteer supporters. After all, motivation is what makes people volunteer.... Read more

  7. Creative Commons launches memorial fund grants and fellowship in memory of Bassel Khartabil

    Creative Commons is accepting applications for two new opportunities to continue the legacy and impact of Syrian Palestinian Open internet activist Bassel Khartabil.... Read more

  8. See the winners from the 2017 Wiki Science Competition in Ukraine

    Science has to be visible, and Wikipedia needs illustrations. Both goals met in the Wiki Science Competition. Here are winners from its Ukrainian sub-contest.... Read more

  9. Why the theme for Wikimania 2018 will be “Bridging knowledge gaps—the ubuntu way forward”

    The annual conference will be built around ubuntu, the southern African philosophy, to focus on Wikimedia’s gaps in content and contributors. Here’s why we are doing it, what it means, and why we think it is crucial to the success of this year’s Wikimania.... Read more

  10. Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

    An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.... Read more