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  1. Victory in Germany (part two): German court unanimously dismisses appeal

    The German courts sided with the Wikimedia Foundation and dismissed Dr. Evelyn Schels’ appeal. The proceeding is now officially over, marking a victory for public knowledge.... Read more

  2. Community celebrates birthday of Odia Wikipedia and Odia Wiktionary

    With the Odia Wikipedia and its sister projects, a handful of dedicated volunteer editors are taking the Odia language to the world outside.... Read more

  3. TTIP and Free Knowledge: how the trade treaty (probably) threatens collaboration on Wikipedia

    Over the past couple of years, the European Union and the United States have been negotiating a new trade treaty behind closed doors. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would arguably “liberalize one-third of global trade”—but we can’t be sure, because negotiations are kept secret.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia’s coverage of essential vaccines is expanding

    Language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to accessing quality health information.... Read more

  5. What’s TPP? The problematic partnership

    At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that shorter copyright terms make it possible for more people to create and share free knowledge.... Read more

  6. Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

    Death, pop culture, current events … and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.... Read more

  7. “I need to see a doctor”: building an open-source refugee phrasebook

    Volunteers are building an open collection of useful words and phrases for refugees who just arrived. The Refugee Phrasebook is a multilingual tool that provides basic useful vocabulary related to the most common immediate needs and uses Wikibooks as a platform.... Read more

  8. Community digest—Wikipedia in Ukrainian education expands

    Being wholly committed to Wikipedia, we in Wikimedia Ukraine have no doubt that Wikipedia belongs in education—the more educators and authorities who know this the better. This month, a significant step forward was made in the expansion of the Wikipedia Education Program in Ukraine, as we welcomed a whole new region into the Education Program: Mykolaiv Oblast.... Read more

  9. Documenting Tunis for future generations

    The MedinaPedia concept aims to host workshops to improve all aspects of Wikimedia’s coverage on Tunis’ medina, including Wikipedia articles, Wikimedia Commons images, or Wikidata entries.... Read more

  10. Creative Commons: Preserving culture, 1 billion items at a time

    The golden ceiling of a mosque in Iran, an orange and white lighthouse in Germany, the red roof of a Buddhist temple in Thailand. This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest winners glow with the colorful cultural heritage of the world. And the over 230,000 entries poured into Wikimedia projects with the help of Creative Commons licenses.... Read more