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  1. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty of and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  2. 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

  3. How will external forces hinder or help the future of the Wikimedia movement?

    As part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, the Wikimedia Foundation is working with Dot Connector Studio and Lutman & Associates to understand the key trends that will affect the future of free knowledge. ... Read more

  4. Building communities to support free knowledge: Addis Wang

    Addis Wang has created thousands of articles and made nearly 100,000 edits on Wikipedia, but nothing has made him quite as proud as recruiting new editors for the encyclopedia.... Read more

  5. Czech–Polish ‘Wikiexpedition’ ends with over three thousand photos of historic Silesia

    Last October, three Wikimedians traveled to a region along the Czech–Polish border, 360 kilometers away from Prague, to take photographs.... Read more

  6. “Filling in the gaps”: Plants and people meet on Wikipedia

    A Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden focused on writing women botanists into history.... Read more

  7. Pairing videos with math: Illustrating mathematical concepts in Brazil

    Cross-national studies that assess mathematical literacy show that Brazil ranks amongst the worst. As Wikimedia volunteers, we believe we can have an impact on this pervasive innumeracy in Brazil.... Read more

  8. “India is of crucial importance”: An interview with Jimmy Wales

    Syed Muzammiluddin has been a Wikimedian for over six years, during which time he has had a hand in twenty-four posts on this blog. For his twenty-fifth, he talked with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, with topics ranging from the movement’s gender gap to its future development. The views expressed are those of the interviewer and interviewee and not necessarily held by the Wikimedia F... Read more

  9. 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

  10. 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