Posts from May, 2016
Translator Newsletter: Lost Languages, Kid Translators, and more!
Hello, GV'ers! Welcome to this week's edition of the Translator Newsletter! Today we're talking about… Is Bilingualism Linked to Creativity? That's the question on Jason Silva's mind when he talks about growing up speaking both Spanish and English, and coming from two different cultures. Does speaking more than one language...
Global Voices NewsFrames Update
Hi everyone! We are getting close to the launch of the NewsFrames project. This week we are signing the contract with Google’s Digital News Initiative, and announcing the first project-related job of project director. To recap, this project will create a digital toolset and editorial process for rapid analysis of...
Whale Hunting in the Faroe Islands, a Tradition or a Massacre?
Every summer, the Faroe Islands witness a controversial phenomenon consisting on a ritual which takes hundreds of cetaceans life. This is called grind. Is it a tradition or a carnage?
Translator Newsletter: Language Maps, Modulation, & More!
Hello, GV'ers! Welcome to this week's edition of the Translator Newsletter! Today we're talking about… Language Maps The Washington Post put together seven great maps and charts to help us visualize the languages of the world and how diverse we really are as a people. Did you know that nearly...
Here’s what we learned about global conferences and social media
In #RightsCon Conference, we translated 444 Tweets — 172 to Arabic, 259 to Spanish. That’s 148 Tweets/day, or roughly 19 Tweets/hour. Here’s what we learned about global conferences.
The Power of Likes and Shares on the Global Voices Facebook Page
A Rising Voices post racked up 1,900 Likes, but just a few of them came from the Global Voices Facebook page. Where did they all come from?
Introducing Global Voices Videos on Facebook — Help Spread the GV Word by Sharing!
Some of you may have already noticed in your Facebook newsfeed … we started producing short videos from Global Voices stories last week! The goal with these videos is to introduce GV stories to a larger audience. And you can help by sharing these videos in your circles. Facebook doesn't...
Translator Newsletter: ALTA Mentorships, A Universal Language, & More!
Hello, GV'ers! Welcome to this week's edition of the Translator Newsletter! Today we're talking about… ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorships For the second year in a row, the American Literary Translators Association is accepting applications for a mentorship program for emerging translators from French, Polish, Russian, and any Singaporean language into...