The updated Wikipedia app for Android features a completely redesigned home screen, now including the explore feed, in addition to other new features and improvements.... Read more

  1. There is now freedom of panorama in Belgium

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    Thanks to synchronised interplay between our EU-level policy initiative and the steady work of our Belgian community, a new copyright exception allowing for thousands of new images on Wikimedia projects is now in place. But how exactly did this public policy ping pong work out?... Read more

  2. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

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    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. All-new notifications page helps Wikimedians focus on what matters most

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    A redesigned notifications page and a raft of new features make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your messages.... Read more

  4. Pokémon Go is Wikipedia’s most-popular article, with traffic up over 10,000 percent

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    Millions of readers are flocking to Wikipedia, looking to learn more about the new game, while Wikipedia’s editors are jumping in to improve the article.... Read more

  5. Editing Wikipedia as self-care activism

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    Editing Wikipedia is a way I take care of myself and help this world become a more equal place.... Read more

  6. 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

  7. Making articles in all languages more accessible for readers

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    Compact language links are coming to a Wikimedia wiki near you.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Foundation intervenes in Canada to protect online free expression

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    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in the upcoming Canadian Supreme Court case Equustek v. Google. The Foundation’s filing challenges overly broad global content removal orders that threaten online free expression and access to information. If the motion is granted, the Foundation will have eight weeks to submit a formal brief. ... Read more

  9. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art


    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

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

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    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