Internet wasn’t real hero of Egypt

By Rebecca MacKinnon, Special to CNN February 12, 2011 Editor’s note: Rebecca MacKinnon is a Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, co-founder of the international bloggers’ network Global Voices Online and a founding member of the Global Network Initiative. Her book, “Consent of the Networked,” will be published this year by Basic Books.  (CNN) — When asked what he thought of […]

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‘Manifesto for Translation’

Signed by Adonis, Ahlem Mosteghanemi, Sonallah Ibrahim, Others BY MLYNXQUALEY on JUNE 25, 2016 • ( 6 ) More than twenty prominent writers laid their signatures beneath a “Manifesto for Translation” aimed at Mediterranean states: The signatories incude such prominent authors as Adonis, Alaa Al-Aswany, Mohammed Berrada, Sonallah Ibrahim, Khaled Al-Khamissi, and Ahlem Mosteghanemi. It has been translated into several languages and can be signed online. The English version: […]

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Translation in Activism and Cyber-Nationalism in China

First to Germany, then Adults Written by Guobin Yang, 22 September 2016 China Policy Institute: Analysis On January 20, 2016, young nationalists in the PRC, now nicknamed Little Pink, launched an “expedition” from the popular Baidu message board “Diba” to the Facebook page of Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-wen. They posted large numbers of emojis, called “emoji packs” (biaoqing […]

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TII 8th Annual International Translation Conference

21st Century Demands: Translators and Interpreters towards Human and Social Responsibilities 27th – 28th March 2017 Call for papers Rationale – For translation and interpreting to build capacity in contemporary society, especially in the Qatari society and other societies in the Arab world, it is necessary to highlight the important role that translators and interpreters have played in the past, their far-reaching and […]

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Your Nationalism Can’t Contain Me

I’ve held three passports and claimed many identities, all at once. I am the future of citizenship. By Aminatta Forna 25 August 2016, The Nation Those of us who call ourselves British and were of age in 1990 will remember the Conservative politician Norman Tebbit and his so-called “cricket test.” Immigrants from India, Pakistan, and the West Indies, said Tebbit, should support […]

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Volunteer Translators for Reprieve

The London-based Human Rights NGO Reprieve is looking for experienced Arabic-English translators to assist in its work on a pro-bono basis. Reprieve works on a variety of issues, from death penalty cases, to the representation of detainees in Guantanamo, to fighting for justice for drone-strike victims in countries like Yemen and Pakistan. Our work often involves the translation of legal […]

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Epilogue: Moments of Clarity

Omar Robert Hamilton Omar Robert Hamilton is a filmmaker, writer and cultural organizer working in documentary and fiction. He helped found Cairo’s Mosireen collective and works on the documentation, archiving and the visual record of the Egyptian revolution in various ways: after making dozens of short documentaries he’s currently editing a feature documentary from the archive. He helped found the […]

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Faber signs remarkable debut: The City Always Wins

Faber  |  13 April 2016 Faber signs a remarkable debut The City Always Wins amidst major rights excitement at the London Book Fair Faber is delighted to announce an extraordinary and important first novel by Omar Robert Hamilton. David Godwin sold Lee Brackstone World Rights excluding US. The novel is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017. The City Always Wins is a remarkable novel from the psychological […]

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Translation and Ideology: (Re)constructing, (re)framing, and (re)negotiating

Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting Studies for Greater China (PCTIGC) 3-4 Dec 2016 Translation and Ideology: (re)constructing, (re)framing, and (re)negotiating CALL FOR ABSTRACTS PCTIGC is pleased to announce the Second Call for Papers for its first conference to be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 3 to 4 December 2016. We have been greatly encouraged by the positive response to our first […]

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