Wikipedia is much more than the world’s known, collectively created online encyclopedia. Deeply hidden in the ecosystem of free knowledge, a lot is flourishing and thriving. So does the Wikipedia Courier. For the BERLINALE there is an EXTRABLATT – a feminist one. We join in!
Since 2003, “Wikipedia Kurier” has been the independent internal newspaper of the Wikipedia community. Not neutral, not encyclopaedical – as Wikipedia usually claims to be. Entertaining, informative, collectively corrected and unbelievably versatile, it reports what moves Wikipedia and Wikipedia authors.
Berlinale Extrablatt – Focus Feminism
The authors also want to make a difference: That’s why BERLINALE EXTRABLATT is less about glitz and glamour. It is mainly about fighting the gender gap in Wikipedia as well as in film, culture and art.
Collaborative writing and editing marathons are held regularly – not only – but always on International Women’s Day. Since 2014, Wikipedia has been writing against the invisibility of women. Under the label Art+Feminism.
So we blog not only about the Berlin Film Festival but also about the Berlinale-Art+Feminism-Edit-a-thon 2020!
numbers | dates | facts – sad but true
90% of all contributors to Wikimedia projects (WMF) worldwide in 2018 were men – only 9% were women (see gender graphs and other materials on gender distribution).
84 % of biographies in the German-language Wikipedia deal with men: currently 631,741 to 120,398 women (80.95 % gap). The proportion of women is 16.01 % with an increase of 0.6 percentage points since 2018 and 1.4 since 2009.
In the English-language Wikipedia, the proportion of women in over 1.5 million biographies in 2018 was 17.67%.