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  1. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

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    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more

  2. Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge

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    Banat has made over a hundred thousand edits and helped expand the Arabic Wikipedia while using zero-rate mobile data.... Read more

  3. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

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    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  4. “Education is crucial for a culture of freedom and success”: Roxana Sordo

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    “As teachers, we are role models for our students, we are agents of change in the digital era. I think it’s fundamental to use new technologies such as Wikipedia in education.”... Read more

  5. Wikipedia goes to the movies

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    The first audiences jumped and shouted when pictures began moving on screens in front of them. It seemed like magic—and movies still flicker with magic in the hearts of many.... Read more

  6. A change of perspective is needed in Wikimedia-GLAM cooperation

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    Barbara Fischer, the GLAM coordinator at Wikimedia Germany, believes that the movement is at a turning point in GLAM activities and that a change of perspective is needed.... Read more

  7. Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record

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    Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya partnered for the event, named #72HorasConRodin for the “progenitor of modern sculpture.”... Read more

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

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    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

  9. Wikimedia sites will go into read-only mode twice this week

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    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods on 19 and 21 April. Translations of this message are available below or on Meta.... Read more

  10. Bringing the world’s cultural heritage online

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    Wikimedia Sweden is partnering with UNESCO and several other organizations to bring cultural heritage to the world.... Read more