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On the Beatles' Article, Editors Won't Let It Be

On the Beatles' Article, Editors Won't Let It Be | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it

The Beatles once sang, Have you heard the word is love? In a Wikipedia war raging around the group, the word is the."  (Is it too much Testosterone?)

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A Party Where People Write Women into History, Literally | UN Dispatch

A Party Where People Write Women into History, Literally | UN Dispatch | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
What do Baton Rouge protestor Ieshia Evans, World War Two codebreaker Helen Nibouar, and Beyonce songwriter Carla Marie Williams have in common? Before 8th December they were not recognized in the world’s largest encylopedia, Wikipedia.  But after a record-breaking event organized by BBC they and over 400 other history-making women now have profiles available at …
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Famous women make mark on web thanks to marathon bid - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Famous women make mark on web thanks to marathon bid - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A 12-hour global editing marathon has broken the record for the highest number of entries about women added to Wikipedia in a single event, with more than 400 new or updated profiles.
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Wikipedia Wunderkind: Barbara Page helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics

Wikipedia Wunderkind: Barbara Page helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Barbara Page plumbs University of Pittsburgh archives and medical journals to research and write 52 articles on women’s health.
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Hundreds Of Women Just Got Added To Wikipedia: But Who Are They?

Hundreds Of Women Just Got Added To Wikipedia: But Who Are They? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The BBC launched the #100WomenWiki ​ event in 13 countries​, which saw contributors around the world, including Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney, add or update 400 Wikipedia profiles of women in just one day
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Where are all the women, Wikipedia? | Laura Bates

Where are all the women, Wikipedia? | Laura Bates | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The gamechanging inventor Margaret E Knight is summed up in only 500 words on the site, where men make up 83% of notable profiles – and most of the editors too
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon tackles internet gender gap

Wikipedia edit-a-thon tackles internet gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A project coordinated by the BBC and Wikipedia is hoping to address a shortage in online biographies on women and encourage more female editors on to the online encyclopedia site.
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BBC 100 Women 2016: Who are our forgotten women? Join our edit-a-thon - BBC News

BBC 100 Women 2016: Who are our forgotten women? Join our edit-a-thon - BBC News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
BBC's 100 Women is holding an international edit-a-thon to increase female biographies on Wikipedia - tell us who you want to add.
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Making #HerStory Matter: Promoting Gender Equality on Arabic Wikipedia

Wikipedia, the sixth most visited website in the world, is a hub for many hoping to find information about their favourite movie stars, historical locations,
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Project created to publish information on Ghanaian women - Graphic Online - | 2016

Project created to publish information on Ghanaian women - Graphic Online - | 2016 | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A project to publish information on notable Ghanaian women has been created on Wikipedia as a step to bridgebring to an end the insignificant informatio
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Librarians work to make Wikipedia more inclusive with ‘Wiki Loves Pride’ event

Librarians work to make Wikipedia more inclusive with ‘Wiki Loves Pride’ event | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The weekly student newspaper of Bucknell University
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'Wiki Loves Women' encourages Nigerian women’s presence on Wikipedia - Punch Newspapers

'Wiki Loves Women' encourages Nigerian women’s presence on Wikipedia - Punch Newspapers | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Nigeria news, news in Africa, politics, Entertainment, Sports
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Antarctic Scientists Overlooked on Wikipedia for Years Because of Their Sex

Antarctic Scientists Overlooked on Wikipedia for Years Because of Their Sex | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Three scientists are having their Wikipedia profiles updated or written for the first time after it emerged their role in Antarctic research had been overlooked.
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Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Pacific Standard

Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Pacific Standard | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A new program that teaches librarians how to edit Wikipedia might broaden the site’s user diversity.
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Wikipedia Year in Science incorporated into science writing assignment | UToday | University of Calgary

Wikipedia Year in Science incorporated into science writing assignment | UToday | University of Calgary | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Over 400 inspirational women finally receive Wikipedia entries in edit-a-thon

Over 400 inspirational women finally receive Wikipedia entries in edit-a-thon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ever heard of British tampon tax campaigner Laura Coryton? What about Uruguayan inventor Victoria Alonso Perez? Before last week, a quick search of Wikipedi
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The Wikipedia gap is the latest gender gap you need to be worried about

The Wikipedia gap is the latest gender gap you need to be worried about | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
According to a report by the BBC, only 17% of Wikipedia’s English language entries are about women, and only 15% of their volunteer editors are female.
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BBC 100 Women 2016: The Welsh women the internet forgot - BBC News

BBC 100 Women 2016: The Welsh women the internet forgot - BBC News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
BBC's 100 Women is holding an international edit-a-thon to increase female biographies on Wikipedia.
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An Editathon for social change

An Editathon for social change | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Prajnya and Red Elephant foundation are conducting the ongoing campaign gender violence.
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100 Women 2016: What to look forward to - BBC News

100 Women 2016: What to look forward to - BBC News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Find out what the BBC's 100 Women 2016 season has in store and how you can get involved.
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New project will put Cornwall's forgotten women in the spotlight

New project will put Cornwall's forgotten women in the spotlight | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Cornwall's 'lost' women are set to share the limelight in a landmark project to give them the recognition they deserve. The project by Penzance based women's education charity, The Hypatia Trus
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Wikipedia editors have received rape and death threats while editing controversial pages

Wikipedia editors say they use Tor to stay anonymous online after being harassed via their IP addresses.
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Female scientists come in from the cold

Female scientists come in from the cold | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A BUNDOORA marine biologist is blasting the cold shoulder given to female Antarctic scientists.
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New Wikipedia project champions women scientists in the Antarctic

New Wikipedia project champions women scientists in the Antarctic | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ingrid Christensen. Lois Jones. In-Young Ahn. These are just some of the names you should get to know.
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