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ITD Adopted!

United Nations recognises role of professional translation May 24, 2017 marks an historical milestone for all professional translators, interpreters and terminologists as the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution A/71/L.68 recognising the role of professional … Continue reading

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Translatio May 2017 is out

The May 2017 issue of the FIT Newsletter Translatio is ready for downloading. We apologise for the late publication due to organisational problems. Here are the links to the English version and the French version. We are pleased to see that the option of reading Translatio  on Android … Continue reading

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Leading FIT in 2017: Meeting all the needs of a growing Federation

At the invitation of our Canadian colleagues, the 2014-17 FIT Council met in the Canadian capital for its first face-to-face meeting in this Congress year of 2017, also the 150th anniversary of Canada. A number of Council Members could not … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years: FIT Council travels to Montreal to celebrate OTTIAQ milestone

Following the successful visibility event in Ottawa (see separate Press Release), and two days of Council Meeting, members of the FIT Council saw the beautiful sunrise as they took the dawn train to Montreal. At the Gare centrale de Montréal, … Continue reading

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FIT celebrates with Canada: 150 years of excellence in translation, interpreting and terminology

Both Canadian members of FIT invited the Council to visit Canada during its 150th anniversary year. What better reason to visit this bilingual nation’s capital – Ottawa! (see dedicated press release for our visit to Montreal). In line with the … Continue reading

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FIT meets and supports the International PEN Club

The Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators published by the International PEN Club in 2015 and supported by FIT can now be downloaded from the FIT website under Resources. The declaration promotes literary translation as an art of passion … Continue reading

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Translating the Treaty

Celebrating 30 years of New Zealand Society of Translators & Interpreters (NZSTI) When the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on the 6th of February 1840 at Waitangi, and elsewhere at different locations in New Zealand during 1840, it was a … Continue reading

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UK Connections: Promoting FIT visibility in the United Kingdom

Thanks to an invitation to attend the successful inaugural Words-to-Deeds Legal Translation Conference held in the historic surroundings of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, President Liu was able to visit a number of universities with dedicated translation and interpreting … Continue reading

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Limits of MT – from a QT21 partner (CNRS)

The following is the beginning of an article published about MT from QT21 partner CNRS, written by François Yvon. The recent defeat of the world champion Go player by the AlphaGo program has reignited speculation about artificial intelligence, and about … Continue reading

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About QT21

The QT21 Project: Quality Translation in the Twenty-First Century We live in a world where technology allows us more communication and collaboration than ever before. News, ideas, and knowledge can be shared at the touch of a button. This explosive … Continue reading

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