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International Translation Day 2024

Translation, an art worth protecting. Inspired by issues surrounding copyright, this year’s International Translation Day (ITD) theme embraces the recognition of translations as original creative works in their own right, owed the benefit of copyright protection under the Berne Convention. As the creators of derivative works, translators have fought to protect their moral rights to…

FIT Webinar: Indigitalization: The (un)colonizing of computer practices in Indigenous language and culture

The webinar explores the role of technology from an important aspect, that of “Indigitalization,” according to our speaker, Assistant Professor Jon Corbett at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada). Professor Corbett describes Indigitalization as a computational creative practice that braids together Indigenous and decolonial computing practices facilitated through traditional and computer-based expressive media art forms. Professor Corbett stories the development…

Sad passing of Julia Calzadilla, winner of the Astrid Lingren Prize

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) is sad to announce the passing of renown Cuban poet, writer and translator, Julia Calzadilla, winner of the Federation’s Astrid Lindgren Prize for Translation of Children’s Literature in 2014, as informed by her home association, the Cuban Association of Translators and Interpreters (ACTI). Internationally acclaimed and awarded, Julia also…

FIT Webinar: The Translation Industry By Numbers: Between Growth, Transformation, and Reinvention

FIT (International Federation of Translators), in partnership with its Education and Continuous Professional Development Standing Committee, is holding a free live webinar on May 10th, 2024 at 1pm CET on the current state of the translation and interpreting market and the prospects for the future.

The webinar will be delivered by Gabriel Karandyšovský, a well-known industry…

Strengthening International Partnerships

Translators and authors join forces as AI brings challenges along with opportunities Two of the world’s leading professional bodies dealing with the AI explosion, authors and translation professionals, are collaborating on a response to a lack of regulation in the digital sphere, and the implications for copyright law and authorship rights. IAF panel on the…

The Role of Indigenous Language Translation in the Midst of Climate Change: Negotiating displacement, loss of land, language and culture

On November 25, 2023, the FIT Indigenous Languages Standing Committee hosted a webinar titled The Role of Indigenous Language Translation in Midst of Climate Change: Negotiating Displacement, Loss of Land, Language and Culture.

Losing indigenous languages means a loss of cultural diversity, and the centuries-old knowledge contained within them, which could solve the current global challenges…

FIT Webinar | Emotion management for professional linguists

Friday 17 November, 1pm-3pm CET
Registrations close 14 Nov 2023, 5pm CET.

FIT invites all translators, interpreters and terminologists to take part in a free webinar which provides tools for emotion and stress management tailored to language professionals. In this webinar, Dr Séverine Hubscher-Davidson will discuss what stress means, what its symptoms are, and how…

International Translation Day Webinar

2 October 2023, 2pm CET

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic of “What use the Humanities without humans: the value of human interpreting and human translation in a fragile world.” with panelists James Phillips (WIPO), Urtzi Urrutikoetxea (PEN) and Miquel Cabal Guarro (AELC, CEATL).

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Marta Saavedra

Designer of the winning poster for ITD 2023.

This year, FIT chose “Translation unveils the many faces of humanity” as the central theme of its International Translation Day (ITD) celebrations. We would like to tell you a few things about Marta Saavedra, the designer behind the winning poster.

Farewell to Beatriz Rodriguez, a beloved colleague

Our dear friend and colleague Beatriz Rodriguez, president of the Colegio de Traductores Públicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (CTPCBA) and former FIT Council member, passed away suddenly on 24 May 2023. She had a long and illustrious career at the CTPCBA, at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and in the national and international world…

APTIC Catalunya hosts FIT in Barcelona

FIT had a visible presence at the Languages & the Media Conference, 7–9 November in Berlin, and the annual Translating Europe Forum, 9–11 November in Brussels.

FIT participates In European conferences

FIT had a visible presence at the Languages & the Media Conference, 7–9 November in Berlin, and the annual Translating Europe Forum, 9–11 November in Brussels.

International Translation Day 2022

ITD 2022 Celebrating A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and lasting Peace.
ITD 2022 Celebrating A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and lasting Peace.
FIT member associations can use the poster in their communication promoting ITD and their events.

In Memoriam: Anna Lilova

It is with deep regret that FIT announces the death, on 30 July 2022, of ANNA LILOVA, FIT Honorary Advisor, former president and founding member of the Bulgarian Translators’ Union.

FIT Prizes and Awards

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.