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News in JanuaryEdit

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Wikimedia Foundation announces new CFOO; Heads of Business Development and Communications
The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members: Veronique Kessler, Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO); Kul Takanao Wadhwa, Head of Business Development; and Jay Walsh, Head of Communications. Read more (29 January 2008)


Wikimedia Commmons announces Picture of the Year 2007

Wikimedia Picture of the Year 2007, "Broadway Tower in Cotswolds, England" by Newton2

The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee has announced the result of annual Picture of the Year competition, 2007. The winner is Broadway Tower in Cotswolds, England. photographed by an English Wikipedia contributor Newton2. Voting was in two rounds and in the first round 665 voted for 514 images. The top 28 made it to the final, where 919 voted. Congratulations to all the contributors who helped create these beautiful works and made them available to the world as free content. See more (27 January 2008)


Wikimedia Foundation and UNU-MERIT announce First Survey of Wikipedians
The Wikimedia Foundation and the Collaborative Creativity Group at UNU-MERIT [a joint research and training centre of United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University] are pleased to announce a collaboration to conduct the first-ever, comprehensive Wikipedia survey. Read more (24 January 2008)


The Cape Town Open Education Declaration Launched Today
The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, launched today, is part of a dynamic effort to make learning and teaching materials available to everyone online, regardless of income or geographic location. The Declaration is supported by an international coalition of foundations, educators, and internet pioneers. Read more (22 January 2008)


Wikipedia Invites Users to Take Part in Open, Collaborative Video Experiment
The Wikimedia Foundation, Kaltura and WikiEducator have announced a beta program to allow users to create collaborative video and other forms of rich media. Under this project, users will be invited to test new functionality that could one day enable Wikipedia articles to include collaboratively created video, audio, animations, and slideshows as well as text and images. Read more (17 January 2008)


Wikipedia Celebrates its Seventh Birthday
It's Wikipedia's birthday!! Founded on January 15, 2001, Wikipedia has become one of the world's ten most visited websites, and the fastest growing, most current encyclopedia ever created. Currently, the website has nine million articles in over two hundred and fifty languages. Read more (14 January 2008)


Deputy Director Hired
The Wikimedia Foundation today announced the appointment of Erik Moeller as Deputy Director, effective January 10, 2008. Read more (9 January 2008)

News in DecemberEdit

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News in NovemberEdit

available at {{News-en/2007-11}}

Wikimedia Foundation has been selected as Technology Pioneers 2008

The World Economic Forum announced 39 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2008 and the Wikimedia Foundation has been selected as one of these Technology Pioneers. Technology Pioneers 2008 are invited to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 that will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from 23-27 January and in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions that will be held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China from 25-27 September 2008. Read more (29 November. 07)


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales leads South African Wikipedia Academies in Johannesburg
The Wikimedia Foundation will co-host with iCommons the Wikipedia Academy workshops in various locations throughout South Africa on November 10 and 11, 2007 to be lead by Jimmy Wales. Read more (31 Oct. 07)


 
Library of Alexandria.

Library of Alexandria to Host Wikipedia's Annual Conference in 2008
The Wikimedia Foundation announces that it will stage its 2008 Wikimania conference at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. The event will take place next summer. Read more or visit official site (31 Oct. 07)