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 the OL Project is to advocate on behalf of these embattled linguists by researching representative cases as well as policies and sending letters of appeal to the appropriate authorities. This effort was joined in 2013 by the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI). In 2015, the coalition grew even stronger with the addition of Critical Link International, the International Council for the Development of Community Interpreting (CLI), and the World Association for Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).
We encourage you to become part of our project by writing a letter of your own. Every voice matters!