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Recent press coverage

Wikipedia's “Constitutional Crisis” Pits Community Against Foundation
Slate, July 2, 2019

Making space for female scientists' voices online, in the media and in person
DW News, June 19, 2019

Women Buried In The Footnotes Of Scientific Discovery
The Colin McEnroe Show, April 9, 2019

Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap: An interview with Wikipedia editor Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
OneZero, March 27, 2019

Why Brilliant Women in History Are Denied Their Own Wikipedia Pages
Slate, March 26, 2019

Righting The Record On Women Artists Through Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, March 22, 2019

#HerNaturalHistory: Open Data, BHL, and Wiki Projects
Biodiversity Heritage Library, March 18, 2019

Open Access Advocates See End Of US Copyright Term Extension Act As Win For Commons
Intellectual Property Watch, January 25, 2019

Wikipedia Day — Celebrating Wikipedians across the globe
Digital Science, January 15, 2019

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Press releases and statements

Wikimedia DC Statement on Terms of Use Enforcement
JUNE 30, 2019: Wikimedia District of Columbia is deeply concerned by recent events that have occurred on the English Wikipedia, including community controversy regarding a ban imposed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Protecting editors from harassment is crucial to the continued success of the Wikimedia movement. Read more »
Knight Prototype Fund support for the Wiki Art Depiction Explorer project
JULY 19, 2018: Wikimedia District of Columbia is proud to be the recipient of $50,000 in support from the Knight Prototype Fund, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Wikimedia DC will collaborate with the Smithsonian Institution on a project called the "Wiki Art Depiction Explorer", an effort to create an interface for museum visitors and other art enthusiasts to crowdsource metadata about visual depictions in museum artworks. Read more »
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