Category Archives: In the news

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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FIT Awards – nominations due by March 10, 2017

One of the most important and widely recognized functions FIT fulfils for its member associations is the awarding of FIT prizes and awards at FIT World Congresses. Being selected by an international jury to receive a FIT prize or award signifies recognition of the ‘best of the best” by one’s peers around the globe. Continue reading

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Early Bird Registration for the XXI FIT Congress ends on 13th March

March 13th is the last day to register at the Early Bird tariff for the XXI FIT Congress in Brisbane, Australia, 3-5 August 2017 . Registration includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch Catered Welcome Function at end of Day 1 Stakeholder … Continue reading

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Historic Visit to Cuba

Solidarity with & sustainable development for Cuban colleagues FIT Executive Committee (EC) accompanied by senior members of FIT Regional Centre for Latin America (FIT RC LatAm), made a historic visit to Cuba – the first since the Asociacíon Cubana de … Continue reading

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Translatio January 2017 is out

We are happy to announce that the first 2017 issue of the FIT Newsletter Translatio is ready for download. Among all the interesting and important articles, two have highest priority: the official invitation for the Statutory Congress in Brisbane, and the Call … Continue reading

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FIT in ASEAN

Promoting multilingualism in ASEAN As specially invited guest of Prof. Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya, Chair and convenor of the steering committee of the ASEAN Center for Multilingualism, Translation and Interpretation (MTI) and President of Association of ASEAN Translation Industry … Continue reading

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