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Abraham Taherivand
Executive Director

The free encyclopaedia Wikipedia is written by volunteer authors. There is no full-time editorial staff, instead Wikipedia thrives on the participation of as many people as possible. But the number of active authors is decreasing. If this trend continues, articles will become impossible to maintain, and there won't be any new ones.

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We encourage all authors – whether new or already active for many years – and are at their side when it comes to putting their plans into action. For example, we award scholarships, help with workshops and competitions, or provide technical support.

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Save the Date! Education, Open Participation and Democracy: Critical Reflections

Gemeinsam mit der Association for Learning Technology (ALT) lädt Wikimedia Deutschland am 27. November in die Räume am Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 ein. Die Veranstaltung “Education, open participation and democracy: critical reflections” wird parallel zur OEB Global Konferenz in Berlin stattfinden.

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    jump back to citation 2 Alle Fotos von: Jan Apel, CC BY-SA 4.0; außer Foto Jan Apel: Tjane Hartenstein, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 4 René Zieger, Tim Moritz Hector WMDE 03, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 5 René Zieger, Sabria David WMDE 03, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 6 René Zieger, Kurt Jansson WMDE 02, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 7 René Zieger, Sebastian Moleski WMDE, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 8 René Zieger, Harald Krichel WMDE, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 9 René Zieger, Lukas Mezger WMDE 02, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 10 René Zieger, Johanna Niesyto WMDE, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 11 René Zieger, Peter Dewald WMDE, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0
    jump back to citation 12 René Zieger, Gabriele Theren WMDE, Beschnitt durch Atelier Disko, CC BY-SA 4.0