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Latest press releases

Indian Journalist and film-maker Bishakha Datta joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
Read more (5 April 2010)

Wikimedia Foundation announces $2 million grant from Google
Donation will support capacity investments in Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Read more (17 February 2010)

Telefónica and Wikimedia Foundation Partner to Advance Learning and Increase Access to Free Knowledge
Strategic partnership will improve access to Wikimedia educational and informational content in Latin America and Europe. Read more (1 February 2010)

Wikimedia Foundation Hires Danese Cooper as Chief Technical Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation today announced that it has hired open source evangelist and experienced technology manager Danese Cooper as CTO. Read more (28 January 2010)

Wikipedia Annual Fundraiser Goal Supported by Record Number of Donors
Over $8 Million USD Raised by 230,000 donors in Campaign to Protect Wikipedia. Read more (5 January 2010)

Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Craig Newmark to its Advisory Board
Craigslist.org founder to share customer service and public service experience in support of Wikipedia. Read more (13 November 2009)

Sixth Annual Campaign to Protect Wikipedia Kicks Off
Wikimedia Foundation invites readers, editors and contributors to show support and help raise over $7.5 million Read more (10 November 2009)

Wikimedia and comScore partner to improve understanding of the reach and impact of free knowledge on the Web
Wikimedia Foundation today announced an on-going partnership with comScore that will help expand the Foundation’s awareness of global Web audience trends and demographics, particularly for top ten projects like Wikipedia. Read more (3 November 2009)

Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 in operational support from Hewlett Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand its work bringing free educational content to everyone on the planet. Read more (20 August 2009)

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