Past Conference Regional Balkans and SEE Conference - Skopje 2011

Conference for Translators and Interpreters from the Balkans and SEE countries

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Global Voices Lingua: Volunteer-Powered Multilingual Translation Community

Date and time: 17:00-17:45, Saturday, 1 October, 2011
NOTE: This session has already been held

Room: Conference room II - 3rd floor

Global Voices is a community of more than 500 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. Project Lingua amplifies Global Voices stories in languages other than English with the help of volunteer translators. It opens the line of communication with non-English speaking bloggers and readers of Global Voices by translating content into other languages.
As of September 2011, there are 20 active Lingua sites, covering all major and some smaller world languages: Arabic, Aymara, Bangla, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Dutch, Greek, French, Indonesian, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Malagasy, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and other 15 new language sites in beta, including Swahili, Farsi, Hungarian, Catalan/Valencia, Albanian and the newest site, just launched, Swedish. Sites considered active manage to keep a production of at least 15 translations per month.

There are nearly 350 active translators in Lingua (i.e, have collaborated with at least one translation in the last 3 months), out of almost 1350 people who have been volunteers or are sporadic collaborators. And this excludes a new group of translators: those who translate from Lingua to English, which adds 80 volunteers to the list, translating from French, Portuguese and Spanish. Some of these translators are also authors, and this has given way to the Multilingual Newsroom. In total, the over 500 active Global Voices volunteers have translated 10.196 post from Jan to Aug 2011, which makes an average of 1300 posts a month.

Filip Stojanovski (Macedonia (FYROM))

Bio: Filip Stojanovski: Program Coordinator of Metamorphosis Foundation. He holds a BSc Degree in Computer Science from Graceland University (USA) and Masters in e-business management from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (France).
Since 1995 he has been active in the Macedonian civil society through volunteer projects in the area of consumer protection and e-publishing, and through professional involvement as an IT expert. He is also a contributor on information society topics to the traditional and new media in Macedonia.

His responsibilities within Metamorphosis Foundation include project coordination, research and PR. In 2005 served as a member of the Task Force for National Strategy for Information Society Development.

He has been blogging since 2003, and is a Global Voices author and translator since 2008.

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