IAPTI SPEAKS OUT – IAPTI

IAPTI’s position on the Hungarian Translation Industry Cooperation Agreement

In July 2014, the Hungarian associations Proford (representing translation companies) and AHTI (translators) asked the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) to express its opinion on their proposed Hungarian Translation Industry Cooperation Agreement. In its analysis, IAPTI compared the agreement with relevant international standards as well as the recommendations and surveys of other […]

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The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters supports the U.S. Immigration Court Interpreters

For several weeks now, the freelance immigration court interpreters of the United States have been fighting a one-sided contract that the EOIR’s (Executive Office for Immigration Review) new contractor, SOSi, has offered as the only option to work in the courts. The interpreters have presented a united common front fighting against deplorable working conditions and […]

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Urge the UN to protect translators and interpreters worldwide

The world cannot function without translators and interpreters: We help the public stay informed by interpreting for journalists; we keep everyone safe by translating terrorism chatter pulled from the airwaves; we assist with delivering humanitarian aid to those in need; we act as language bridges for armed forces; we ensure due process and justice in […]

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Open Letter Project (Joining Voices!)

Translators and interpreters have been increasingly subject to unjust persecution, prosecution, and imprisonment in countries across the world. To publicize and combat this critical state of affairs, Red T, together with the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and the International Federation of Translators (FIT), launched the Open Letter Project in 2012. The objective of […]

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On the EU 64/2010

IAPTI has joined the Galician Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters in expressing its concern for the Regional Government of Galicia’s decision to outsource T&I services to bidders based mainly on considerations of price (which by all accounts are well below market rates). This covers all the services guaranteed under the terms of EU 64/2010 […]

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On the unilateral decision of Penguin Random House to lower the rates of its literary translators

March 5, 2015 Nuria CabutíCEO, Penguin Random House Grupo EditorialTravessera de Gracia, 47-4908021 BARCELONA Dear Ms Cabutí, It is with deep concern that we have learned of your decision to downgrade the rates of translators with whom you have maintained prolonged working relationships, especially since your company is regarded as a publishing world benchmark. This […]

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IAPTI’s Recommendation on Machine Translation

Free or commercially available machine translation (MT) software cannot be expected to render with accuracy the meaning of a foreign-language text, and thus MT systems cannot guarantee that their output is suitable for any purpose other than obtaining the gist of a text. The result can be a very poor translation, leading to a negative […]

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IAPTI Supports UK Interpreters

IAPTI Supports UK Interpreters Say NO to exploitation! 

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IAPTI’s official protest against prize awarded to Translation Back Office

Diario La Nación / Banco GaliciaDear Sirs, We are writing to you with regard to the Prize for Export Excellence competition co-organized by La Nación and Banco Galicia. According to the corresponding press release, this prize is “in recognition of innovation by companies that export products and services, for having an outstanding track record, for […]

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Endorsement of the petition to the UK Ministry of Justice

The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) has been informed by one of its members in the UK that the Ministry of Justice intends to outsource the provision of interpretation and translation services across the justice system in England and Wales. We are aware that a new EU Directive on the rights to […]

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