March 7, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017: The Community Interpreting Landscape

Critical Link International is still advocating for better outcomes The UN theme for International Women’s Day this year is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.  Although community interpreting is a professional field where women already make up more than half of the workforce, the work is not done. Community interpreters fill a vital role in a society, ensuring that women who are not proficient in the official language can access public institutions, social services, healthcare, emergency response and legal services within their communities. Current issues in this profession affect both the women who work as […]
February 2, 2017

Open Letter to President Donald Trump

The war against ISIS cannot be won without Translators or Interpreters
November 15, 2016

Call for Papers: The European Legacy

A Question of Communication: The Role of Public Service Interpreting in the Migrant Crisis  The editors of The European Legacy have expressed their interest in publishing a Special Issue on A Question of Communication: The Role of Public Service Interpreting in the Migrant Crisis, guest edited by Dr. Michal Schuster, the University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa and Dr. Lluís Baixauli-Olmos, University of Louisville (USA). The Special Issue will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Miriam Shlesinger (1947-2012). Topics Current challenges of language accessibility in Europe Language policy for accessibility and integration of migrants and asylum […]
October 28, 2016

Open Letter on behalf of Necmiye Alpay

Appeal for Necmiye Alpay 
August 23, 2016

Protective Asylum for Endangered Afghan Host Nation Linguists

An Open Letter to The Hon. John McCallum, P.C., M.P. The Hon. John McCallum, P.C., M.P.Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 365 Laurier Avenue WestOttawa, OntarioK1A 1L1Canada Dear Minister McCallum, Protective Asylum for Endangered Afghan Host Nation Linguists The undersigned, representing over 120,000 translators and interpreters in Canada and across the globe, are deeply concerned about the fate of our colleagues who served the Canadian forces in Afghanistan at great personal risk. A number of these linguists now find themselves left behind or stranded in European refugee camps fearing deportation to a homeland […]
June 24, 2016

First Call for Papers: 6th International Conference on PSIT (PSIT6)

Beyond Limits in Public Service Interpreting and Translating (Community Interpreting & Translation)6-8 March 2017   The University of Alcalá (UAH) (Madrid, Spain) through the FITISPos (Training and Research in Public Service Interpreting and Translation) Research Group, are pleased to announce 6th International Conference on Public Service Interpreting and Translating (PSIT6) which will be held from 6th to 8th of March 2017. The main objective of this international conference is to continue the work of dialogue and exchange of experiences and projects carried out in previous conferences. The Beyond Limits in Public Service Interpreting and Translation theme aims to reflect on […]
June 24, 2016

New Board of Directors Vote at Critical Link 8

CLI moves into an exciting time as we celebrate the past 3 years and look forward to the next… On June 30th, Critical Link International will be voting in their new Board of Directors for 2016 – 2019. As we are excited to bring together the next phase of motivated Directors, we would like to thank our amazing and dedicated team from 2013 – 2016. Over the past 3 years, we have been able to bring together a pool of talent and skill to move the vision of Critical Link International forward. Without their work, vision and dedication, we would […]
June 24, 2016

Critical Link 8 Panel Discussion to be Streamed Live

For the first time in history, the global interpreting community can view a CLI Conference session For the first time in the history of Critical Link, one of its conference sessions will be streamed live. The session chosen is the final panel discussion of the Critical Link 8 Conference (“Future- proofing interpreting and translating: The road ahead”), which will be chaired by Prof. Franz Pochhacker, of the University of Vienna. CLI8 live streaming time Between 15:45 and 17:15 (GMT+1) on Friday, 1st July, people from all over the world who did not have the chance to attend the conference will […]
June 24, 2016

Critical Link International President Report leading up to CLI8

President Angela Sasso gives a special thank you to our Board Members It’s just around the corner! Before you know it, we will have all gathered for CLI8. Close to 400 attendees will be present in Edinburgh, Scotland for 4 days of stimulating presentations, conversation and learning. As President of Critical Link International, I want to thank the two Board members that have represented CLI on the CLI8 organizing committee – Elizabeth Abraham and Bonnie Heath. Both Elizabeth and Bonnie will be stepping down from the CLI Board of Directors this year after having dedicated their time and energy for […]