Wikimedia CH

Stéphane Coillet-Matillon

Wikimedia CH
8008 Zürich

Wikimedia CH

Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge is a non-profit association aimed to support the free dissemination of knowledge in Switzerland, including projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, such as the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, the multimedia database Wikimedia Commons, or Wikidata, the free database.

Created on May 14th 2006, it brings together participants and users of Wikimedia projects based in Switzerland and is recognized as a national Chapter by the Foundation. Wikimedia CH is nevertheless a financially and legally independent entity, obeying different rules and leadership. Wikimedia CH does not host any of the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation and has no publishing right on them.

The association's activities include:

  • intervention to Swiss media ;
  • contact with public (government, local authorities, libraries, etc.) or private bodies likely to provide free content to the Wikimedia projects ;
  • make educational presentations of Wikimedia projects to students, teachers or anyone interested ;
  • negotiate partnerships with outside organizations for the publication or distribution of the content of Wikimedia projects.
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