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Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee Archives

Škrabec at UN panel discussion

Photograph of a panel discussion held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 11 December 2019. This event, titled #ProtectLinguists, aimed to raise awareness of the pressing...

Enriqueta Lunez gives the keynote speech

Photograph of the poet Enriqueta Lunez giving the keynote speech at a Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee meeting titled Writing the Future in Indigenous Languages that was held in...

Nina Jaramillo at Chiapas meeting

Photograph of Nina Jaramillo, chair of the Argentinian Centre's Committee of Writers in Indigenous Languages, speaking at a Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee meeting titled Writing the Future in...

Chiapas TLRC meeting group photograph

Photograph of delegates at a Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee meeting titled Writing the Future in Indigenous Languagesthat was held in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico,...

TLRC meeting in Chiapas

Photograph of members of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee at a meeting titled Writing the Future in Indigenous Languages that was held in San Cristóbal de las Casas...

Fernand de Varennes at Manila Congress

Photograph of Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues (2017-), giving the keynote speech at the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila, Philippines, which was held from...

Panel discussion at Manila Congress

Photograph of a panel discussion titled Writing the Future in Indigenous Languages underway on the first day of the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila, Philippines, which was held...

Bhasha wari in India

Photograph of students taking part in Bhasha wari, a procession in which the words ‘Truth, Freedom, Diversity’ were presented in 6,000 languages on signs to celebrate global languages. PEN...

Bhasha wari for global languages

Photograph of students taking part in Bhasha wari, a procession in which the words ‘Truth, Freedom, Diversity’ were presented in 6,000 languages on signs to celebrate global languages. PEN...

Celebrating Yiddish at Basha wari

Photograph of participants holding a sign to champion Yiddish at Bhasha wari, a procession in which the words ‘Truth, Freedom, Diversity’ were presented in 6,000 languages on signs to...

Torner speaking during the 84th Congress

Photograph of Carles Torner, executive director of PEN International (2014-20) and chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (1996-2002), speaking at a panel event during the 84th PEN...

Speed dating event in Pune

Photograph of a 'speed dating' event between translators and authors that took place at the 84th PEN International Congress in Pune, India, which was held on 25-29 September 2018...

Zaw Tun honours Alix Parodi

Photograph of Zaw Tun, chair of the Myanmar Centre's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, on the right, honouring Alix Parodi, secretary general and treasurer (2016-21) and president of the...

Lokdun presenting at TLRC meeting

Photograph of Lokdun, vice-president of the Tibetan Writers Abroad Centre (2016-22), presenting at panel event during a meeting of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee held in Biel/Bienne on...

Freedom of Expression panel in Biel/Bienne

Photograph of members who spoke on a panel about Freedom of Expression and Linguistic Rights at a meeting of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee held in Biel/Bienne on...

Diagana presents Soninké poetry anthology

Photograph of Kissima Diagana, member of the Mauritanian Centre, presenting an anthology of Soninké poetry at a meeting of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee that was held in...

Panel on linguistic rights in Africa

Photograph of a panel about linguistic rights in Africa that took place during a meeting of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee held in Biel/Bienne on 21-24 June 2018....

Simona Škrabec signs Donostia Protocol

Photograph of Simona Škrabec, chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (2014-20), signing the Donostia Protocol to Ensure Language Rights. The Donostia Protocol is a tool developed by...

TLRC in Diyarbakir-Amed

Photograph of members of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee in Diyarbakir-Amed in 2005. The TLRC met in Turkey for The International PEN Diyarbakir Seminar on Cultural Diversity, which...

PEN Diyarbakir Seminar

Photograph of the panel at The International PEN Diyarbakir Seminar on Cultural Diversity, which was organised by PEN International in collaboration with the Kurdish Centre and held in Diyarbakir-Amed...

TLRC meeting in Bengaluru

Photograph of a meeting of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee that was held on 26-29 April 2017 in Bengaluru, India. This meeting led to the creation of the...

Launching the Donostia Protocol

Photograph of the organising committee at the launch of the Donostia Protocol to Ensure Language Rights - a tool developed by organisations including PEN International, Linguapax, the European Language...

Culture's Oxygen report

Cover, inner cover, contents page and preface of a PEN report titled Culture's Oxygen, 2016, ff. 4. This report, which was launched on 21 February 2017 to mark International...

Students with Marita Banda

Photograph of students from the PEN club of Munali Secondary School representing their school at an interschool essay writing competition ceremony held at Lusaka Civic Centre in Lusaka (most...

Banda at African Regional Network Meeting

Photograph of Marita Banda, a poet in the Tumbuka language and project co-ordinator of the Zambian Centre's Civil Society Project, speaking at the African Regional Network Meeting held in...

Port Harcourt Book Festival panel

Photograph of the panel at a PEN event held during the 2014 edition of Port Harcourt Book Festival (UNESCO World Book Capital 2014) titled What Language Means to Literature:...

Diarra, Mintegi and Abraham in Johannesburg

Photograph of panellists at a meeting of the PEN African Network and PEN International's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, which took place in Johannesburg on 10-11 March 2016. From...

Women's Day panel in Johannesburg

Photograph of the Womens’s Day panel at a meeting of the PEN African Network and PEN International's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, which took place in Johannesburg on 10-11...

Closing of the Johannesburg meeting

Photograph of delegates at the closing ceremony of a meeting of the PEN African Network and PEN International's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, which took place in Johannesburg on...

TLRC meeting in Johannesburg

Photograph of delegates at a meeting of the PEN African Network and PEN International's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, which took place in Johannesburg on 10-11 March 2016. From...

TLRC delegates in Johannesburg

Photograph of Centre delegates at a meeting of the PEN African Network and PEN International's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee, which took place in Johannesburg on 10-11 March 2016....

Martxelo Otamendi in Barcelona

Photograph of Martxelo Otamendi, former director of the Basque newspaper Egunkaria and a PEN main case, at a meeting between civil society organisations that was held in Barcelona in...

Panel at the 79th Congress

Photograph of the panel at the 79th PEN International Congress in Reykjavík, which was held on 9-12 September 2013 and titled Digital Frontiers: Linguistic Rights and Freedom of Speech....

Protest for Egunkaria

Photograph of demonstrators at a protest held outside the offices of the Basque newspaper Egunkaria on 20 February 2013, the day the newspaper was forcibly shut down. Egunkaria, which...

Smith and Otamendi in Barcelona

Photograph of a meeting between civil society organisations that was held in Barcelona in 2004. Seated at the panel table are Joan Smith (second from the left), former chair...

TLRC members at Girona Meeting

Photograph of Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee members in Girona for a meeting held there on 11-13 May 2011, at which the Girona Manifesto on Linguistic Rights was signed....

Jolicoeur and Samba Traoré in Johannesburg

Photograph of Louis Jolicoeur (on the right), chair of the Quebecois Centre's Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (2019-21), speaking about the Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators at...

Isidor Cònsul, chair of the TLRC

Photograph of Isidor Cònsul, chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (1993-96), seated here between Aureli Argení, founder of CIEMEN (on the left) and Susana Cuevas from Mexico’s...

Per Wästberg and Wole Soyinka

Photograph of Per Wästberg, president of PEN International (1979-86), on the left, welcoming PEN Centre delegates to the 43rd PEN International Congress in Stockholm, which was held on 21-27...

Carles Torner presents the UDLR

Photograph of Carles Torner, executive director of PEN International (2014-20) and chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (1996-2002), presenting the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights at the...