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  1. Farkhad Fatkullin named Wikimedian of the Year for 2018

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales names Farkhad Fatkullin as the 2018 Wikimedian of the year.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Virtual exhibitions help make Estonian artworks accessible to everyone; news in brief

    The Wikimedia community in Estonia has partnered with several museums in the country to help unveil their collections through Wikimedia projects. The first virtual art exhibition, focusing on art from World War I, saw unprecedented success on the Estonian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief include updates about the Wikipedia Library’s newest star coordinator, a WikiGap event... Read more

  3. Wikipedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders gather in Cape Town for the first annual “Wikimania” conference in sub-Saharan Africa

    First ever Wikimania in sub-Saharan Africa will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites.
    Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across Africa and the world.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation and Switzerland-based Kiwix announce a global collaboration to increase offline access to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites. ... Read more

  5. Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

    Old televisions are being repurposed to run offline versions of Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. The insights series: Coenraad Loubser

    Interviews with Wikimedians from emerging communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, sharing their experiences of Wikimedia Conference 2018 and what the free knowledge movement means to them.... Read more

  7. Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia

    Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist and an incredible advocate for women in science and engineering. During 2018, she’s embarked upon a challenge: to write one Wikipedia page per day about an “awesome underrepresented group working in science and engineering.”... Read more

  8. New interaction timeline improves investigation of harassment cases

    The new interaction timeline tool is a way to look at two contributors’ editing history—where they have interacted, when, and how often. This can help add clarity when reviewing reports of harassment and abuse, and takes some of the burden off both the people reviewing problems, and the people reporting them.... Read more

  9. Portuguese Wikipedia hits one million articles

    Celebrating the fifteenth Wikipedia to cross the one million article rubicon.... Read more

  10. European Parliament votes against EU copyright proposal that would threaten the open web

    We applaud the results of this vote by the European Parliament as it now provides an opportunity for open discussion to create a balanced, modern copyright system for Europe.... Read more