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Mapping project of Wikipedia in indigenous languages

Written by Eddie Avila, Director of Rising Voices. He has also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author for Bolivia.

When we discuss working towards achieving diversity in Latin America, we can find many of the same challenges facing similar communities around the world: LGBT, people with disabilities, and those from lower socio-economic sectors of society, just to name a few.

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Lightning talk at Wikimedia Diversity Conference

Written by Sabine Rønsen

This summer I was lucky enough to land a summer job at Wikimedia Norway. And over the course of two months I interviewed six female contributors from both Norway and Sweden, to get their perspective on the gender gap on Wikipedia. We talked about the gender gap among the contributors, but also the gap in terms of the content on Wikipedia. Like the gender imbalance in biographies, and the lack of articles on topics related to women.

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Exploring Wikimedia’s gender gap with six contributors from Scandinavia

Written by Sabine Rønsen, also published on Wikimedia Foundation’s blog

Wikipedia aims to offer the sum of all knowledge, but whose knowledge is it? This summer, Sabine Rønsen, a library and information sciences student at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, conducted six interviews with Wikimedia contributors from Norway and Sweden. Her goal was to gain a deeper understanding of why they contribute to the projects and to see how their experiences as women or gender minority participants affect their experiences editing.

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Celtic Knot – Wikipedia Language Conference

Written by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, The University of Edinburgh

Registration is now open for the ‘Celtic Knot’ – Wikipedia Language Conference taking place Thursday 6 July 2017 at the University of Edinburgh Business School.

The University of Edinburgh and Wikimedia UK are delighted to invite you to join us at this event showcasing innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow Celtic and Indigenous language communities.

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Tilgang til Wikipedia blokkert i Tyrkia

Tilgang til kunnskap er grunnleggende i et hvert demokrati. 29. april ble alle språkutgaver av Wikipedia blokkert i Tyrkia. Wikimedia Foundation har skrevet om blokkeringen på sin blogg. Wikimedia Norge stiller seg bak henstillingen Wikimedia Foundation retter til tyrkiske myndigheter om å heve blokkeringen av Wikipedia. Her er et utdrag fra bloggposten, skrevet av Kathrine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation:

«On Saturday, April 29, we learned that the Turkish Internet Regulator (ICTA) implemented a block of all language versions of Wikipedia in Turkey.

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Image donation from The National Archive and the immigration of images

Written by Lars Jynge Alvik (National Archives of Norway)

The National Archives of Norway have uploaded 5300 images to Wikimedia Commons for public use. The images are from different parts of the collections mostly from the image archives collected by different governmental agencies, such as The Lighthouse board, Department of Corrections and the Ports department. In addition there are also images from private archives, Billedbladet NÅ (a pictorial magasine).

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#Faktajakt

Skrevet av Sabine Rønsen, praksisstudent hos Wikimedia Norge

15. januar startet en jakt på fakta du som bibliotekar er spesielt egnet til å delta i! Prosjektet #Faktajakt varer til 3. februar og i den perioden vil vi prøve å mobilisere så mange bibliotekarer som mulig i arbeidet med å utvikle Wikipedia til å bli et enda bedre verktøy. #Faktajakt kan du lese om i den siste utgaven av Bibliotekaren.

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