Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Newsletter

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Here we collect information regarding Sustainable Development initiatives happening in the community all around the world and send it out monthly. The next newsletter will be sent in the beginning of September.

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Next newsletter content[edit]

This is our ninth newsletter, covering August 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 11, 14 and 15.

Meetings

  • Upcoming: Online meeting - 2020-09-06 (SDG all) [1]
  • Upcoming: Online meeting - 2020-09-20 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online meeting - 2020-08-02 (SDG all) [2]

News

  • Covid-19 is one of Wikipedia’s biggest challenges ever. Here’s how the site is handling it. (SDG 3) [12]
  • Adding biographies of female oceanographers (SDG 14) [13]
  • Wiki Education participants improve COVID-19 local response articles (SDG 3) [14]
  • Wikimedia Policy Brief - COVID-19 - How Wikipedia helps us through uncertain times (SDG 3) [15]

Research

  • Wikipedia, The Free Online Medical Encyclopedia Anyone Can Plagiarize: Time to Address Wiki-Plagiarism (SDG 3) [3]

Videos

New WikiProjects

Featured content

  • Vermilion flycatcher (SDG 15) [4]
  • Canada lynx (SDG 15) [5]
  • Meteorological history of Hurricane Dorian (SDG 11) [6]
  • Leeches (SDG 15) [7]
  • Gigantorhynchus (SDG 15) [8]
  • List of World Heritage Sites in Iceland (SDG 11) [9]
  • Ursidae (SDG 15) [10]
  • Mephitidae (SDG 15) [11]

New Wikidata properties

New Wikidata query examples


Links

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