The Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards recognizes journalists from Africa who are closing knowledge gaps about the continent on Wikipedia. Enter now.The Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards recognizes journalists from Africa who are closing knowledge gaps about the continent on Wikipedia. Enter now.
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Wikimedia Foundation launches Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards on World Press Freedom Day
The Wikimedia Foundation is launching the inaugural Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, this year’s awards celebrate the contributions of journalists in Africa who prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in their reporting.
First grants announced from the Wikimedia Endowment to support technical innovation across Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects
The Wikimedia Endowment, the long-term fund established in 2016 to support the future of Wikimedia sites, has announced its first recipients of grant funding. The initiatives that will receive grant funding include Abstract Wikipedia, Kiwix, Machine Learning, and Wikidata.
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