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  1. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

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    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  2. 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

  3. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

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    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  4. Over a decade in, Piotr Konieczny is still editing and writing Wikipedia

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    Piotr Konieczny has created and developed thousands of articles in his thirteen years of editing Wikipedia—and for ten of those, he has been teaching students with it.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures)

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    FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodos, and passenger pigeons. We asked why.... Read more

  7. News on Wikipedia: Was the supermoon not so super? Wikimedia editors explain

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    Media sources around the world covered the recent supermoon, and partly as a consequence, its Wikipedia page was visited over 300,000 times on November 14 alone. We talked to astronomers and Wikipedians to learn more about the supermoon.... Read more

  8. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

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    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more

  9. 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

  10. “Education is crucial for a culture of freedom and success”: Roxana Sordo

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    “As teachers, we are role models for our students, we are agents of change in the digital era. I think it’s fundamental to use new technologies such as Wikipedia in education.”... Read more