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Catalan Wikipedia Receives Official Recognition

Categories: Western Europe, Spain, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, International Relations, Language, Politics

Amical Wikimedia [1], the association that promotes Viquipedia [2], the Catalan Wikipedia, has got [3] a chapter [4]of its own within the international structure of the Wikimedia Foundation [5]. This recognition comes after a five-year-long discussion [6] to be recognized as representative of a unique language and culture, as previous criteria required chapters to represent states. Now they will have the right to share experiences with other countries and access the funds raised through readers’ donations. This announcement arrives at a time when Catalonia [7]is involved in a debate [8] about becoming independent from Spain.