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Fwd: Upcoming press release to celebrate 5 million articles on English Wikipedia

Pine W
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From: Pine W <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:41 PM
Subject: Upcoming press release to celebrate 5 million articles on English Wikipedia


Dear colleagues,

Aligned with discussions at the Wikimedia Conference about coordinating press releases around the world, I would like to invite you to participate in the drafting and upcoming publication of a community-written press release that celebrates English Wikipedia's milestone of 5 million articles. I particularly extend this invitation to affiliates which are located in areas where English (in any dialect) is a primary, official, or common language.

Drafting and discussion are happening here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28miscellaneous%29#5_millionth_article_celebration:_community_press_release.2C_video.2C_open_letter.2C_and_site_banner

Please ask your affiliates to participate in a near-simultaneous press release from interested affiliates and WMF on the day that English Wikipedia reaches 5 million articles.

Please make sure that your affiliate's contact information is current on Meta so that it can be included in the press release. Journalists may wish to speak with representatives of your organization about the press release and about Wikipedia in general.

This event offers and opportunity to raise public awareness of Wikipedia in general and our many accomplishments, as well as the many challenges and opportunities ahead of us to make English Wikipedia in particular be more accurate, friendly, inclusive, accessible, reputable, and comprehensive.

Regards,

Pine



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