Wikipedia Zero

  1. Wikimedia community in Iraq partners with Asiacell to bring Wikipedia to nearly 12 million subscribers free of mobile data charges

    Community initiative inspires mobile partnership with Asiacell, one of Iraq’s largest mobile operators, to expand access to Wikipedia across Iraq.... Read more

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

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

  3. Wikimedia Highlights, January 2016

    Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in January 2016: Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles; Who edits Wikipedia?; “Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell; and more.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia and zero rating: clear principles for free knowledge

    The Wikimedia Foundation works to expand free and open access to knowledge everywhere, including areas where affordable access to the internet is a fundamental barrier. In some regions, the Foundation has utilized “zero-rating” to make mobile traffic to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites entirely free. This approach removes the barrier of cost for those wishing to read, learn, and contribute t... Read more

  5. What is Wikipedia Zero? (VIDEO)

    Watch this short video, which explains the Wikipedia Zero program, in under two minutes. Learn how (…)... Read more

  6. Wikimedia supports the Lyon Declaration and Access to Knowledge

    The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to join the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development which calls for United Nations member states to provide all people the ability to access and share knowledge. After all, this speaks to the ambition of the Wikimedia movement: sharing the sum of all human knowledge to all people around the world. […]... Read more

  7. Chilean regulator welcomes Wikipedia Zero

    Since 2012, Wikipedia Zero has provided access to freely licensed educational information to mobile users in Africa and Asia, free of data charges. ... Read more

  8. Wikipedia Zero and Net Neutrality: Protecting the Internet as a Public Space

    Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment. – Wikimedia Foundation Vision Statement
    In November 2012, a group of students at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, a poor South African township, launched a petition to South African cell phone providers to provide access to Wikipedia free of charge. The studen... Read more

  9. Free Knowledge Should Be for Everyone: Sign Your Name for Free Access to Wikipedia on Mobile Phones

    Today we are pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation is launching a petition for free access to Wikipedia on mobile phones, accompanied by the short documentary film, Knowledge for Everyone.
    In November 2012, a group of high schoolers from Joe Slovo Park township in South Africa wrote and posted an open letter on Facebook, requesting that mobile carriers in South Africa grant free access... Read more

  10. Ram Prasad Joshi: Writing Wikipedia from the western hills of Nepal