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Wikimedia Foundation hosts lively panel on copyright

Wikimedia’s legal internship program, launched four years ago, has nurtured dozens of law students and recent graduates interested in intellectual property, privacy, and other cyberlaw issues. The Foundation recruits legal interns for the spring, summer, and fall. All law students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

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My life as an autistic Wikipedian

Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my failures, and many things that confused me in the past, notably in my experiences in the Wikimedia movement.

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Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia encourages collaboration online and off

The Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia got students to contribute to the world of free knowledge on the internet by editing Wikipedia and bringing experienced editors of the online encyclopedia to work on the ground and help newbies. The journey was not an easy nor a short one for them. Leaders were able to take the challenge, support their initiative, and learn from their past lessons.

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Get help editing Wikipedia with the new “Co-op” mentorship program

The pilot of a new mentorship space for editors called the Co-op on the English Wikipedia was completed earlier this year. Results from the pilot revealed benefits for newer editors in terms of retention and productivity, and subsequently, the Co-op has recently been opened for general usage. We are seeking new editors, mentors, and others interested in maintaining, improving, or otherwise participating in this new help space.

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Bangladesh celebrates as Bangla Wikipedia turns 10

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has organized a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bangla Wikipedia. The events included university-based Wikipedia workshops, rewarding the best Wikipedians, photography contest, photowalks, school programs and conference. This was the first country-wide event organized by WMBD engaging volunteers from across the country.

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News on Wikipedia: New exoplanet discovered, Tour de France concludes, and more

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events: NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers potentially rocky exoplanet Kepler-452b; Pierre Nkurunziza is elected to a third term as President of Burundi in controversial circumstances; British cyclist Chris Froome wins the 2015 Tour de France; One of Zimbabwe’s most famous lions is killed in the Hwange National Park; Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, officially launches.

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100 years after its release, watch the first Alice in Wonderland film for free

150 years ago, we first read about Alice, a rabbit hole, and a fantasy world filled with peculiar creatures; the first film based on Lewis Carroll’s most famous work was released 150 years ago.

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Wikipedia Picks: a ‘bad-boy’ bishop and expensive tulips

The second installment of ‘Wikipedia Picks’ includes a so-called “bad-boy bishop,” expensive tulips, and several swindlers.

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It’s all due to hockey: Kunal Mehta’s journey from casual editor to programming mentor

Wikimedia Foundation software engineer Kunal Mehta started editing Wikipedia due to his passion for hockey and statistics. Having learned programming from Wikibooks, he now actively contributes to the software that also powers Wikipedia, and gives back to the community by mentoring new software developers.

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News on Wikipedia: New Horizons and Iran agreement

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events:
NASA’s New Horizons probe finally reaches, and photographs, Pluto and Charon.
The P5+1 countries, and Iran, sign an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Formula One driver Jules Bianchi dies following an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
The United States and Cuba formally renew diplomatic relations in the so-called Cuban Thaw.
A bomb blast in the Turkish border region of Suruç kills 32 people and injures more than a hundred.

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