Misstated Excerpt of Times Article Offers Fresh Take on President Sisi of Egypt

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES OCT. 15, 2014   There is no such thing as bad press for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at least not if it is translated by Al Ahram, Egypt’s flagship state newspaper. A recent report in The New York Times described the muted reaction to Mr. Sisi’s speech last month before the United Nations General Assembly compared with

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Found in Translation

Netizens cry foul when a new Chinese media outlet selectively translates an Economist cover article. By BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 On July 22, a glossy new Chinese media venture known as the Paper announced its launch to much fanfare. A subset of Shanghai’s state-run Oriental Morning Post with outside investment estimated at $32 million, the Paper seems to be a venture into state-funded public service journalism. The timing is

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U-M Arabic poetry translator wins 'genius' grant

  By Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer 17 September 2014 The 2014 MacArthur Fellows — so-called genius grants — were announced Wednesday morning. One University of Michigan professor is joining a rare class of creative individuals today: Khaled Mattawa is among 21 people from around the country named as 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. In the academic world, the

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