Inttranews “Linguists of the Year” for 2016 donate Prize Money to Solidarités International

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Professor Mona Baker et al, elected by the readers of Inttranews as their “Linguists of the Year” for 2016, for "Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution", have donated the prize money to Solidarités International.
Professor Mona Baker et al, elected by the readers of Inttranews as their “Linguists of the Year” for 2016, for "Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution", a unique volume of essays on the importance of translation in our time, have donated the prize Money to Solidarités International. Each year the winner of the Inttranews “Linguists of the Year” Award is invited to select the charitable organization or NGO to which the prize money is to be donated. The total amount of the donations by sponsors to the awards prize money this year was EUR 1,000. For Professor Baker, “Solidarités International is an ideal choice as a recipient of the value of an award won by an activist project and involving contributors who have been heavily engaged in protest movements. The volume itself is about global solidarity and intended as an act of solidarity in its own right.” “SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is particularly honored to have been designated to receive the prize money awarded to Mona Baker in that the translation of our documents is of paramount importance. The association and its teams would like to thank Professor Baker for this gesture of solidarity towards the most vulnerable people that our teams have been supporting each day in twenty countries around the world for more than 35 years.” Renaud Douci, Director of Communications and Development for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL About Solidarités International For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarités International has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Its mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter. www.solidarites.org About "Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution" Further information on the volume and contributors is available at http://www.monabaker.org, under ‘Translating Dissent’. About the Inttranews “Linguist of the Year” Awards Each year since 2006, the nominees for the Inttranews “Linguist of the Year” awards are selected and the winner elected by the readers of Inttranews™, the leading daily news bulletin for the language industry. The Awards recognize the struggle – and sometimes the personal sacrifice – of linguists who have helped increase public awareness of the importance of linguists and languages during the year. Further details on the results of this year’s vote can be seen here: www.inttra.net/linguists_of_the_year/index.php?lang=en About HTT The designer and editor of Inttranews, and creator of the “Linguist of the Year” Awards, HTT is a translation company with a reputation for innovative quality: one of the first in France to obtain ISO 9001 certification and have a multilingual website, the company offers a full range of services and language solutions for its customers, international institutions and multinational corporations. www.htt.fr

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