Entries by Andy Treichler

Annual Report 2018

A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT Last year was defined by strategic action and Wikimedia CH built on strong foundations established in 2017, while benefiting from key learnings that will shape activities going forward. This year was the first full year that the strategic action plans of GLAM and Education, two of Wikimedia CH’s three impact […]

Parldigi Event and Digital Sustainability

On March 20th, Parldigi, the Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability led by National Councillor Edith Graf-Litscher, hosted a dinner and open discussion around the topic of digitalization. More than 70 experts from the IT industry, business and politics took part in the event at the Kornhauscafé in Bern. Among others, Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Gilardi of […]

Demonstrations against the new European copyright law

On March 23rd 2019, the Swiss Pirate Party and countless partners of the Savetheinternet.info campaign will launch an international call for demonstrations against the new European copyright law. In Switzerland too, an event is being prepared in Zurich on Saturday at 1.30 pm. Wikimedia CH supports the campaign and invites the community to participate in […]

Wikipedia blackout against article 13

On March 23 – 28, the European Parliament will vote on the new copyright law and the international wave of protests against the project is growing. In particular article 11 and 13 are being criticized to change the use of the Internet as we know it. The authors of the German Wikipedia will take a […]

Successful first virtual General Assembly

On December 10th, Wikimedia Switzerland held its first ever online Extraordinary General Assembly and it was a successful event. After thorough technical testing prior to the assembly, Wikimedia members from all around Switzerland, the WMCH board and WMCH staff met at 18.00h in the virtual meeting room. The event was moderated by the president of […]

Extraordinary General Assembly Wikimedia

Dear Members of Wikimedia Switzerland Because the interests of the Association demand it, the Board of Wikimedia CH is calling an Extraordinary General Assembly for December 10th,  2018 from 18:00-20:00, due to several issues that require discussion and decisions.   This E xtraordinary General Assembly will take place electronically and you can attend via the Internet.  We will send you the details on how to […]

Wikicon 2018 – Welcome to Switzerland

For the first time, WikiCon 2018 will take place in Switzerland from 5th to 7th October in St. Gallen, at the Kantonsschule am Burggraben. Do you want to share your knowledge with others and are interested in the field of free knowledge? Whether you are involved in Wikipedia, in one of the many sister projects, […]

Katherine Maher at the DINAcon in Bern

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Maher, Managing Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s DINAcon in Bern on October 19. Katherine is a long-standing advocate of free and open societies and an expert in the use of technology for social impacts. She was appointed Executive Director in […]

Photo Competition – Wiki Loves Monuments

Participate in the Swiss Wiki Loves Monuments competition! Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is an annual international photo competition organized by members of the Wikipedia community through local Wikimedia offices around the world. Participants take photos of local historical monuments and sights in their region and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of the event […]