Foundation

  1. Wikimedia Foundation partners with the GSMA to expand digital literacy in emerging countries

    As part of our 2030 vision, the Wikimedia Foundation is working to expand partnerships with organisations like the GSMA to empower communities through digital skills training and participation in knowledge creation and sharing.... Read more

  2. Don’t force platforms to replace communities with algorithms

    As policymakers increasingly suggest technological solutions to fight illegal and controversial content online, we ask them to consider the rights of internet users and to leave room for the human side of content moderation.... Read more

  3. ‘Conversations gone awry’—the researchers figuring out when online conversations get out of hand

    Did you know that humans make the right guess about 72% of the time, and that indicates that they have an intuition for this task, while also highlighting that the task is far from trivial?... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation becomes official EQUALS Global Partner

    We are pleased to announce we are now an EQUALS Global Partner, joining a growing network of companies, foundations, academia, United Nations agencies and civil society organizations who are coming together to bridge the digital gender divide for more women... Read more

  5. Improved geocoding in CiviCRM

    A new geocoder extension released by the Wikimedia Foundation for CiviCRM—and more.... Read more

  6. Minister Ahmet Arslan: Wikipedia is open for improvement by anyone around the world, and should be open for editors in Turkey

    The Wikimedia Foundation is deeply concerned about recent statements attributed to the Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet Arslan from Friday, the 18th of May, regarding the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. The Minister’s comments seriously misrepresent Wikipedia’s open editing model and efforts undertaken by the Wikimedia Foundation to lift the block.
    To address the... Read more

  7. A note on our approach to privacy

    We’re updating our privacy policy, and are inviting you to comment on the changes over the next thirty days. ... Read more

  8. Nine community-led projects receive rapid grants to inspire new readers

    How do we build awareness of Wikipedia in different countries, cultures, and language groups around the world? We trust local Wikimedians to offer their expertise.... Read more

  9. Exploring offline access to Wikipedia: WikiFundi, an editing tool for remote schools

    The latest installment of our offline access series sees the Wikimedia Foundation’s Anne Gomez talking about WikiFundi, an offline editing tool for remote schools, with Florence Devouard, one of its project managers.... Read more

  10. Hello, my name is ________: Searching for names is not always straightforward

    Names can be surprisingly complicated. What you think of as “your name” is probably a constellation of variations on a theme—possibly with a few random bits and bobs mixed in for good measure. Names that travel across cultures, languages, or writing systems cause all sorts of additional complications.... Read more