Mona Baker

Oppression is not a point of view

Links

The links below are organised under the following headings (with some inevitable overlap): Translation, Citizen Media, Palestine, Egypt.

Translation

AIIC  (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence/International Association of Conference Interpreters)

An international non-profit organisation representing professional conference interpreters worldwide.

ARTIS (Advanced Research in Translation & Interpreting Studies)

A research training initiative in the broad area of translation and interpreting studies, designed to help individual researchers and groups of researchers to improve their research skills and methods, to set up and manage research projects effectively, and to negotiate and apply theoretical models.

Babels

An international network of volunteer interpreters and translators whose main objective is to cover the interpreting needs of the Social Forums.

FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators)

An international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations are affiliated, representing over 80 000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

Hieronymous

Open Access Journal of Translation Studies and Terminology, based in Croatia.

IATIS (International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies)

A world-wide forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues relating to translation and other forms of intercultural communication.

Index Translationum The Index Translationum is a list of books translated in the world. The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totals more than 2.000.000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth. International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) A world-wide forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues relating to translation and other forms of intercultural communication. Media History Digital Library A resource base for audiovisual translation history. Red T A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of translators and interpreters (T&Is) in conflict zones and other adversarial settings. Comprising a team of volunteers, Red T advocates worldwide on behalf of linguists at risk, raises awareness of their plight and promotes their safety. Routledge Translation Studies Portal Offers a wide range of online resources and teaching materials, links to key organisations and samples from Routledge titles in translation and interpreting studies.

Sidensi

An international organisation based in Africa and Europe. It promotes translation, traducture and information knowledge management across disciplines, through intersectional perspectives, working through literature, art, performance, economic, social, heritage, cultural, educational, industrial, political, legal, scientific and technological development and human exchanges.

Three Percent

Three Percent was named after the oft-cited statistic (first established by Bowker) that only 3% of books published in the US are translations. The database offers free access to a fairly accurate record of the books published in translation since January 1st, 2008. The aim is to identify how many new books and new voices are being made available to English-speaking readers. Tlaxcala International network of translators for linguistic diversity. Translate for Justice

An independent platform of voluntary translators from all corners of the world. Twitter handle: @TranslateJustic

Translation Studies Portal A British Academy funded forum designed to contribute to capacity building in the area of translation and interpreting studies. Two sub sites offer resources and links for two regions: the Arab World, Iran and Turkey; and the Chinese world. Translational English Corpus (TEC)  A computerised collection of contemporary translational English text, held at the University of Manchester, freely available to the research community, with a set of software tools to allow scholars to investigate the language of translated English. Translator Brigades A loose network of international activists and volunteer translators who want to promote meaningful change and global awareness regarding human rights as well as highlighting social, environmental, political and economic injustices throughout the world. Facebook Community. Twitter handle: 

Citizen Media

Global Uprisings

An independent news site and video series dedicated to showing responses to the economic crisis from around the world.

Ian Alan Paul

Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice includes the production of experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics, ethics, and aesthetics in global contexts. His projects have approached a wide variety of topics including the Guantanamo Bay Prison, Fortress Europe, the Zapatista communities, Drone Warfare, the military regime in post-revolution/post-coup Cairo, and most recently with the history and future of Palestine.

Mataroa Research Network A research network working towards a new Mediterranean imaginary and strengthening channels of communication and knowledge-sharing between engaged researchers and activists in different countries around the Mediterranean Sea. ROAR Magazine (Reflections on a Revolution)

An online journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for real democracy. Founded in 2010 by writer, activist and filmmaker Jérôme Roos as an independent media project that seeks to contribute to the ongoing wave of global uprisings by freely sharing information and breathing inspiration into the Creative Commons. ROAR is edited by a transnational collective of citizen journalists, scholar-activists and independent filmmakers based in Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berkeley, Florence, Istanbul and Quito. Contributions come from volunteers around the world.

STIR

STIR started as an online magazine and has now launched as a quarterly print magazine that features articles and interviews on the international co-operative movement, the emergence of the commons and collaborative networks, and other community-orientated alternatives in technology, agriculture, food, sports, energy, education and other important aspects of our lives.

Tactical Technology Collective

Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation, working since 2003 to advance the use of information and digital technologies by advocates and activists worldwide. Based in Berlin, the collective works with an international network of partners and collaborators to help rights, accountability and transparency advocates and the communities they work with to use information and digital technologies effectively in their work.

Translate for Justice 

An independent platform of voluntary translators whose main objective is to raise awareness internationally on the issues of restriction of basic human rights and freedom.

Translator Brigades

A network of international activists and translators pursuing global change.

Translators for Journalists Network

Translates, publishes and distributes copyright-free articles in order to promote freedom of the media worldwide.

Zooniverse

A citizen science project, Zooniverse provides opportunities for people around the world to contribute to real discoveries in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. Welcome to the largest online platform for collaborative volunteer research.

Palestine

Britain in Palestine

Detailed story of how the British government turned Palestine into a Jewish state.

InCACBI (Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel)

Indian campaign to support the Palestinian call for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

MLA Members for Justice in Palestine

Members of the Modern Languages Association working to garner support for BDS within MLA with a view to passing a resolution that endorses the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

Occupied Palestine

Blogging for human rights and liberation of Palestine. Good resource for articles detailing Israeli atrocities.

Palestinian History Tapestry Project

UK, not-for-profit organization established to support Palestinian embroiderers, to produce a Palestinian History Tapestry to tell the story of the villages and towns, and the life and heritage of the indigenous people of Palestine.

Stop Israel

A campaign encouraging Americans to take action to end Israel’s brutal assaults on the Palestinian people of Gaza.

Who Profits

A research center dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land. The focus is on three main areas of corporate involvement in the occupation: the settlement industry, economic exploitation and control over population.

Egypt

ADEF (Arab Digital Expression Foundation)

A regional platform for youth from the Arab region to use digital tools and new media to express themselves in an open and constructive environment.

BDS Movement

The global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005, and is coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), established in 2007. BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Beirut بيروت

A new art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo that considers institution building as a curatorial act. Activities are centered around hosting artists, artworks, research projects and other institutions (locally, regionally, internationally) that wish to engage with similar questions we share concerning politics, economy, education, ecology and the arts.

Down with Egypt’s Protest Law

Website set up to collect relevant articles and statements, brief biographies of some of the detainees, links to their writings and a calendar of solidarity events in an effort to help friends outside of Egypt work to pressure the government to rein in its crackdown and free political prisoners.

Egypt in Translation

A group of independent scholars and translators, committed to documenting the post-June 30, 2013 political transition period in Egypt by translating relevant statements and documents. Not affiliated with any political party, group or institution. Translators: Jordan Daniels, Caitlyn Doucette, Anny Gaul, Eric Knecht, Matthew Parsons, Ada Petiwala, Morgan Smith, Levi Thompson, Alexia Underwood.

Egypt Solidarity

An international initiative against repression in Egypt. Launched on 11 February 2014, the third anniversary of the fall of Mubarak, to publicise the Egypt Solidarity Initiative founding statement and campaign in defence of democratic rights in Egypt.

Kazeboon (Liars; see also http://www.mei.edu/content/egypts-kazeboon-countering-state-narrative)

A campaign to expose the lies of successive governments in Egypt by displaying footage of army and police abuse, and testimonies of protestors.

Mada Masr

Independent, progressive journalism.

Media Culture Transformation

A research project hosted by the Orient-Institut Beirut, Cairo office, and funded by the BMBF, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The study examines the use of mass media and social media in the political communication of four Egyptian social movements: 6thof AprilRevolutionary SocialistsThe Muslim Brotherhood and Salafyo Costa.

Mosireen Youtube Channel / Vimeo

Non-profit media collective in Downtown Cairo born out of the explosion of citizen media and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.

Nazra

Nazra for Feminist Studies is a group that aims to build an Egyptian feminist movement, believing that feminism and gender are political and social issues affecting freedom and development in all societies. Nazra aims to mainstream these values in both public and private spheres.

No Military Trials for Civilians

The Campaign to End the Military Trials of Civilians is made up of several active members of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution who believe that ending the military trials of civilians is a key requirement on the road to freedom and democracy.

Op Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault قوة ضد التحرش/الإعتداء الجنسي الجماعي

Group of volunteer men and women who fight against pre-planned forms of gang sexual assault on women during demonstrations in Egypt and provide protection and support in those protest spaces. See also http://interactions.eldis.org/profile/operation-anti-sexual-harassment-opantish.

Qahera: A Superhero

A web comic in English and Arabic. Qahera is a female, visibly Muslim superhero who combats misogyny and islamophobia amongst other things 

Radio Asda راديو اصداء / On Sound Cloud

Self-organized, open internet radio. Aims to support  the international Movement .. Alternative media represent people demands. (Asda/اصداء means ‘echo’ in Arabic).

Revolutionary Arab Rap

Looking at the Revolutions in the Arab World through the Lens of Hip Hop

suzeeinthecity

A blog by the Egyptian writer and journalist Soraya Morayef that documents post revolutionary street art in Egypt.

Tahrir Cinema

Brings independent citizen journalism to the square with projections of videos and documentaries.

Tahrir-ICN

One World, one Struggle. A platform for discussing issues of struggle and their local conditions and differences, and presenting actions and planning joint activities.

Tranformative Justice in Egypt and Tunisia

A UK-based research project which investigates transformative justice in post-revolution Egypt and Tunisia. Transformative justice is understood as entailing a shift in focus from the legal to the social and political, and from the state and institutions to communities and everyday concerns.

Union of Revolutionary Artists رابطة فناني الثورة / Twitter Account

A group of artists who met in Tahrir Square and continue to support the revolution through art.

Wiki Thawra (Lest we forget)

Statistical Database of the Egyptian Revolution.

Women and Memory Forum

WMF is composed of a group of women academics, researchers and activists concerned about the negative representations and perceptions of Arab women in the cultural sphere.

Words of Women from the Egyptian Revolution / Youtube

A web-series documenting the participation of Women in the Egyptian Revolution. An audio-visual Herstory project, to remind history!

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