Around 80,000 members
are supporting Free Knowledge together with us (as of March 2020, compared to 70,000 in the previous year).
About 80,000 people support Free Knowledge as a member of Wikimedia Deutschland. In addition to thousands of donors and voluntary Wikimedia actives, they are a fundamental pillar when it comes to making the knowledge of humankind freely available to all people.
The first Day of Free Knowledge on 15 June 2019 in Berlin was a complete success. Around 350 visitors came to the dbb forum berlin to immerse themselves in the world behind Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland, among other things looked back on 15 years of the association’s history and also focused on the future of Free Knowledge.
Through numerous interactive games and exhibits, visitors could explore topics such as open data and open science and get to know different ways of contributing to Free Knowledge themselves.
Current knowledge topics in the discussion: On the podium we talked with the author and net activist Theresa Hannig about the discussion culture in Wikipedia and the petition #wikifueralle. Saskia Esken, Member of the German Bundestag, the sociologist Dr. Martina Franzen, Pascal Fouquet from the campaign “Save the Internet” and Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland also shared their knowledge.
In numerous workshops, volunteer Wikimedians showed visitors how to work on the world’s largest online encyclopedia, how articles are created and images uploaded.
“People must be able to acquire knowledge independently and also be able to contribute to it. Open systems, open learning opportunities and a culture of sharing are essential for this”, says Saskia Esken, MdB.
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Would you also like to assume social responsibility by making a valuable contribution to equal opportunities in access to knowledge and education? As a member of Wikimedia Deutschland, you will support Wikipedia and its sister projects permanently and sustainably, strengthen the voice of our community and promote our commitment to Free Knowledge Projects.