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  1. Community digest: WikiProject Military history’s featured articles; Galician Wikipedia’s painting contest; news in brief

    Last month, members of the English Wikipedia’s Military history project celebrated their one thousandth featured article, a total that makes up nearly a fifth of all featured articles on the entire encyclopedia. Here, project coordinator Krishna Chaitanya Velaga shares some of the reasons behind their success. In addition, the Galician Wikipedia will celebrate a day of literature with a pai... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  3. Towards building an African Wikimedia Developer Community

    Wikimedians on the African continent have been working to address the lack of volunteer developers in the Wikimedia movement from Africa with the Africa Wikimedia Developers (AWMD) project.... Read more

  4. Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

    “Each of their portfolios,” Europeana’s Liam Wyatt says, “demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects.”... Read more

  5. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Italy gets ready for State of the Map 2018; news in brief

    Milan, Italy will be the host for State of the Map (SOTM), the annual OpenStreetMap community gathering, in 2018. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons in India, the next Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, the Armenian Wikipedia, and more. ... Read more

  7. A Wikipedian’s mission to educate others—one Chilean at a time: Sarah Chambers

    In 2011, the Wikimedia chapter in Chile held its first meeting in the country’s capital of Santiago. Sarah Chambers made her first edit there, which at that time was a requirement to become a member. Today, the freelancer and Nevada transplant is on a mission to increase the awareness of Wikipedia in the South American country … and beyond.... Read more

  8. Iberoconf 2017: How to shape Iberocoop as a space for learning

    Last month, a conference for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Wikimedia movement affiliates helped them share and acquire new knowledge in a variety of areas.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Sweden loses case as court rules against free access to public art online

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has issued a ruling against freedom of panorama in Sweden. We respectfully disagree with the Court, and urge those interested to support Wikimedia Sweden (Sverige) in their further efforts to strengthen freedom of panorama.... Read more

  10. Why I was the Visiting Wikimedian at Wikimedia Germany

    David Saroyan is the Project Manager of Wikimedia Armenia. Through Wikimedia Germany’s Visiting Wikimedian program, he helped plan the 2017 Wikimedia Conference, held earlier this year in Berlin.... Read more