Wikimedia Commons

  1. Illustrating the 1968 Democratic National Convention—48 years later

    Photo by Bea A Carson, scanned by Victor Grigas, public domain/CC0.

    Wikipedia articles about historic events can sometimes host amazing photography and video, sometimes not; it can take a bit of dedication by Wikipedia editors to illustrate articles on news events well.... Read more

  2. Wikivacation contest in Poland offers opportunities for tourists and locals alike

    Photo by Adam Kliczek, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The new contest will allow participants to submit their beautiful shots of monuments, nature, and art located in public space, along with small urban architecture of historical value. You can also write new articles where these pictures can be used.... Read more

  3. Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

    Photo by Niccolò Caranti, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Niccolò Caranti hopes that this “will help clarify that ‘free license’ is not the same thing as ‘public domain’; it does not mean ‘you can do whatever you want without conditions.’ “... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Israel and the Israeli News Company bring new video content to the Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Itzik Edri/Itzike, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikimedia Commons, the online repository of free-use media, hosts more than 31 million media files, but videos are still just a fraction of the files (about 75,000 videos, less than 0.1%). To help close that gap, Wikimedia Israel has begun a new cooperation with the Israeli News Company.... Read more

  5. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  6. Share your photos of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on Wikipedia to inspire the world

    Photo by Elgollimoh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    On World Environment Day, UNESCO and Wiki Loves Earth have partnered to create Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves, a competition to create photographs free for everyone to use and to enrich Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

    Photo by Albin Olsson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Highlights, April 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in April 2016: Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia; First-ever Wikimedia Hackathon at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; A strike against freedom of panorama: Swedish court rules against Wikimedia Sverige.... Read more

  9. Happy Arbor Day 2016

    Photo by Joadl, CC-BY-SA-3.0-AT

    There are lots of ways to celebrate plant a tree day; walk in the forest, hug a tree, water a tree, or even plant a tree. You could check out some famous trees on Wikimedia Commons and read about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Highlights, March 2016

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    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in March 2016: The new alchemy—turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists; New completion suggester helps you find what you need on Wikimedia sites; Jimmy Wales tells South by Southwest that community is key to Wikipedia’s future.... Read more