Human rights and the role of digital literacy

By George Colbourn, Fundraising Development Coordinator at Wikimedia UK The accelerating use of digital technology means that it now plays a major role in most aspects of our lives. For many of us it is vital to be able to learn, work and communicate in these online environments, making digital literacy a key aspect of… read more »

Growing our volunteer community in Scotland

In 2019 we hired Dr Sara Thomas as our Scotland Programme Coordinator. As Sara’s expanded our reach across Scotland, the demand for volunteers and trainers has increased hugely. Though it’s odd to think about in-person meetings while working from home, the Train the Trainer course in Glasgow has set up a network that’s prepared us… read more »

Wikipedia for Peace at Europride Vienna

  Earlier this month I took some time out from my Edinburgh work to travel to Vienna to take part in the Wikipedia for Peace editathon organized by Wikimedia Austria to coincide with Europride 2019. The event brought together twelve editors from all over the world to create and edit LBGT+ articles in a range of European languages over the… read more »

Congratulations to our Wikimedians Of The Year!

Every year Wikimedia UK holds the UK Wikimedian of the Year Awards at our Annual General Meeting to recognise the work of the vibrant community that our charity depends on. 2016-17 was an important year for Wikimedia UK, with nearly half a million pages improved on the Wikimedia projects and 20,000 hours contributed by volunteers…. read more »

Thoughts on the Wikimedia Conference

This piece was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK Head of External Relations, and is one of a series of reflections on the Wikimedia Conference 2014 in Berlin As I write it’s the final day of the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. It’s been a very busy but incredibly worthwhile few days. It is my first… read more »

Saying ‘bonjour’ to Wikimedia France

This post was written by Jon Davies, Chief Executive Last week, while on a short holiday in Paris, I made an afternoon visit to the offices of Wikimedia France. As ever I got a great welcome and excellent coffee. Their current offices are near the Seine and the Gare de Lyons in an apartment which… read more »

Wikimedia Chapters to deliver Wikimedia Diversity Conference

The diversity of Wikipedia editors is a topic that is widely discussed, both within the global movement and in the wider world. It’s an important issue and there is a wide range of opinions about how to encourage under-represented groups to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Each language Wikipedia has different approaches, as does each Wikimedia… read more »

UK attendees attending WikiConference India 2011

This Friday, the first WikiConference India will take place in Mumbai. The three day event will see over 600 participants discussing a wide range of topics related to Wikipedia, and will provide a significant boost to the reader and editor community of Indian-language Wikipedias. Wikimedia UK has given four scholarships to attend the conference from… read more »