Help Iranian Free Speech: Translation Help Needed #IranElection #gr88

Posted on 18 June 2009. Filed under: Advocacy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you looking for more ways to help support freedom of speech in Iran? Are you bilingual? In English and ANY OTHER LANGUAGE, whether spoken, written, or signed? Do you feel competent to translate simple text from English to another language? (Written, spoken, or signed) Please read on.

1. A short blog post has been written entitled “Simple Ways to Help Iranian Free Speech” #IranElection #gr88. This blog post gives a few simple ideas how to support freedom of speech in Iran. It also links to two more important posts (currently only in English that I know of) with more ideas for how to help. Please consider translating this blog post, which you can find at http://is.gd/13U0V. If you can translate it to any other language, then I would be happy to post it for you at this blog (just post the translated text in the comments area here, or send me a Word file to ashettle [at] patriot.net). Or you are also welcome to post the translation at your blog instead and I will link to you there. (In fact, if you can help post translations at your blog, either your own or someone else’s, that would be a big plus for me.)

Please do include a translation of the headline (“Simple Ways to Help Iranian Free Speech”). Be sure to include all appropriate hypertext links in your translation. But also CONVERT URLs as needed (for example if you’re translating the “Simple Ways” post to Esperanto … then set up a “Digg” vote for YOUR Esperanto post and make sure you encourage people to “Digg” YOUR Esperanto translation, not just the english translation! and tell people to tweet YOUR esperanto post, not the English one! and link back to YOUR translation as the “original home” for YOUR language version!)) Also, provide a tweet in the target language with appropriate hashtags if you can (so I can help re-tweet it for you!)

2. Another important post that can use translation assistance is http://is.gd/13TK4 In fact, you may want to translate this one before you translate #1 above (look at both and decide for yourself.) This is another fairly short, simple text to translate.

3. Want to do a third translation exercise? Do you understand computer technology? Consider translating the text at http://iran.sharearchy.com/. This is an important post because it provides instructions for how people can set up their own proxy server so that Iranian bloggers can blog more safely. Your translation could help recruit more people to set up proxy servers. But please only do this one if you understand computers well enough to do a competent technical translation. There is no point in translating these instructions if the end user will still be unable to understand how to set up a proxy server! Also bear in mind that it is a very long post. In addition to instructions for setting up a proxy server, it also has other ideas for how to mobilize support for freedom of speech in Iran.

Ready to volunteer to do a translation? Please say so in the comments area below—and then please follow through with your translation as quickly as possible! If you post a translation at your own blog site or web site please post the link in the comments area below.

Can’t translate? Please talk with your bi-lingual friends and see if you can recruit someone to help!

TRANSLATIONS COMPLETED SO FAR
Translation of “Simple Ways to Help Iranian Free Speech” now available en Français“! French translations still needed for http://iran.sharearchy.com/

Translation of “Simple Ways to Help Iranian Free Speech” now available en Español. The same translator is working on a Spanish translation for the “boing boing” post (that lists a few more simple ways to help). Someone is still needed to do a (more ambitious!) Spanish translation for the http://iran.sharearchy.com/ post explaining how to set up proxy servers for Iranian bloggers. You can help publicize the French version by tweeting this tweet:
Moyens simples pour aider les Iraniens la liberté d’expression: http://is.gd/14SL6 #IranElection #gr88 Pls RT
And you can help publicize the German version with this tweet: Einfache Methoden, der Meinungsfreiheit im Iran zu helfen: http://is.gd/15fiS #IranElection #gr88 Pls RT
You also can help “Digg” the French translation at http://is.gd/14XFP and the Spanish translation at http://is.gd/14Xl8.

The “Boing boing” post has now been translated to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, and Turkish, all athttp://ds522.livejournal.com/12843.html . Corrections still wanted for Japanese version.

There also are separate pages for Türkçe, francais and Português. Translations are still needed in Turkish, Portuguese, and Japanese for http://is.gd/13U0V and the more ambitious (but very important) post at http://iran.sharearchy.com/.

At some point I might do a separate blog post to link to all the translations. If so, I will point to where it is from here.

PLEASE MONITOR both the comments area below this post AND ALSO the comments area at the simple ways to help post before starting on your own translation. Please try to avoid duplication, unless you think you can do a better quality translation than an existing one. Thanks! Bear in mind that I only have very limited hours in the day in which I am actively on -line … if you think you can stay on line to update links as relevant more hours than I can (or at least different hours from me) let me know, maybe I can give you some limited authorship access to my blog or something so you can help manage all these translations!

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10 Responses to “Help Iranian Free Speech: Translation Help Needed #IranElection #gr88”

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Hi, i just finished the spanish translation. It’s in my blog. I’ll start with the boing boing one later.

http://dulcejuana.blogspot.com/2009/06/como-ayudar-de-forma-sencilla-la.html

I will translate #1 to French by 8 pm PST.

Karim beat me to a (much better) French translation of “Simple Ways to Help Iranian Free Speech,” but I will work on French for Sharearchy’s page.

I rarely do not comment on blogs but yours I had to stop and say Great article!!

I’m done with the Japanese translation, but there may be minor grammatical errors. And I compiled the other translations into a single post, also I linked back here. Here’s the link to my livejournal post: http://ds522.livejournal.com/12843.html

And I’m working on translating your previous post into Turkish now.

This is the German translation of “Simple Ways…”

Der Wahl im Iran stehe ich neutral gegenüber, aber ich bin sehr für die Meinungsfreiheit. Ob wir mit den Ansichten irgendeines iranischen Bürgers übereinstimmen oder nicht, sie müssen das Recht haben, ihre Ansichten kundzutun. Hier sind ein paar einfache Möglichkeiten, wie du ihnen helfen kannst, die Zensurversuche im Iran zu zurückzuschlagen:
1.Twitterst du? Ändere deine Twitter-Location zu irgendeiner Stadt im Iran. Wenn wir alle Perser sind, wird es ein bisschen schwieriger für Zensoren der Regierung, iranische Tweeter aufzuspüren. (Siehe die Liste von iranischen Städten auf http://is.gd/13UCt.) Einige sagen, man sollte auch seine Zeitzone auf Teheraner Zeit einstellen (die 2,5 Stunden später als die MESZ ist; MESZ +2:30). Andere sagen, die Zeitzone ist irrelevant. Entscheide selbst.
2.Eine Liste einiger anderer einfacher Ideen wie du helfen kannst, gibt es auf http://is.gd/13TK4 (Das ist der Eintrag auf „BoingBoing“, für all jene, die ihn schon kennen; diejenigen von euch, die nach ambitionierteren Ideen suchen, sich zu beteiligen, konsultieren am Besten http://iran.sharearchy.com/ oder http://is.gd/14PMh; siehe 4. und 5. unten)
3.Fertig mit 1. und 2.? Überzeuge andere Menschen mitzuhelfen. Sprich es herum. Hier sind einige Möglichkeiten, wie du das tun kannst:
– Twittere diesen Satz:
Simple ways to help Iranian free speech: http://is.gd/13U0V #IranElection #gr88 Pls RT
– Denk darüber nach, diese Ansage auch in dein Blog oder deine Facebook-Seite zu kopieren, damit mehr Menschen sie sehen können. Oder verlinke einfach die Originalseite unter http://is.gd/13U0V. (Wenn du den Text kopierst, bitte kopiere ihn von seiner Originalseite, um sicherzugehen, dass du keine möglichen Updates vergisst.)
– Du könntest auch für diesen Blogeintrag (http://is.gd/13U0V) bei einem oder mehreren der folgenden Portale voten: http://www.stumbleupon.com/, http://www.reddit.com/; http://is.gd/13WVR (digg.com) So finden mehr Menschen diesen Eintrag.
4.Suchst du noch mehr Ideen, wie du helfen kannst? Sieh nach auf http://iran.sharearchy.com/. Dort gibt es Beschreibungen, wie du deinen eigenen Proxy-Server einrichten kannst, um Iranern zu helfen, sicherer zu bloggen. (Das ist einfacher, als du vielleicht denkst, obwohl es einige Dinge zu beachten gilt, über die du auf der verlinkten Seite nachlesen kannst.) Dort gibt es auch noch mehr Tipps, wie man am globalen Dialog teilnehmen und Unterstützung mobilisieren kann, und zwar in einer Weise, die die Sicherheit von iranischen Bloggern und Tweetern schützt.
5.Sprichst du mehrere Sprachen? Bitte denk darüber nach, ob du nicht Übersetzungshilfe anbieten kannst, damit Menschen überall in der Welt erfahren können, wie sie die Meinungsfreiheit unterstützen können, egal welche Sprache sie sprechen. Für mehr Info: http://is.gd/14PMh.
6.Willst du die Tweets über den Iran verfolgen? Suche nach #IranElection oder #gr88 auf twitter.com,. Das sind die zwei offiziellen Hash Tags, die die iranischen Blogger selbst verwenden. (Hash Tags sind dazu da, Tweets zu bestimmten Themen zu finden). Wie im Eintrag auf BoingBoing steht: Sei auf der Hut. Einige Tweets sind seriös, während andere nichts als Gerüchte und Spekulation sind oder vollständig der Desinformation dienen.

I fixed the livejournal post, now you have the links to each translation at the very top.

And Here’s “Simple Ways” in Turkish:

İran’da İfade Özgürlüğüne Destek Olmak İçin Basit Yollar

İran seçimleri konusunda tarafsızım. Fakat güçlü bir ifade özgürlüğü taraftarıyım. Herhangi bir İran vatandaşıyla fikirlerimizin uyuşması ya da uyuşmaması onun görüşlerini ifade hakkı olduğu gerçeğini değiştirmez. İşte İran vatandaşlarına sansür teşebbüslerini yenmeleri için şu basit yollarla yardım edebilirsiniz:

1. Twitter hesabınız var mı? Twitter’da bulunduğunuz yeri İran’dan herhangi bir şehire çevirin. Eğer hepimiz İranlı olursak devlet sansürlerinin İranlı Twitter yazarlarını bulması biraz daha zorlaşacaktır (İran’daki şehirlerin listesi için bkz. http://is.gd/13UCt) Bazı insanlar zaman dilimini de GMT +3:30’e almanız gerektiğini söylüyor. Diğerleri ise zaman dilimi ayarının gerekli olmadığını savunuyor. Bu karar size kalmış.

2. http://is.gd/13TK4’den daha nasıl yardım edebileceğinizi öğrenebilirsiniz (link “BoingBoing”deki yazıdır, bu yazıyı görmüş olanlarınız olabilir. Orada yazılı olan öneriler dışında, daha iddialı bir çalışma yapmak istiyorsanız http://iran.sharearchy.com/ veya http://is.gd/14PMh adreslerine bakıp, aşağıdaki 4. ve 5. maddelere bakınız)

3. 1. ve 2. maddelerle işiniz bitti mi? Başkalarından da yardım toplayın. Bilgiyi yayın. İşte bunu yapmanın birkaç yolu:
– Twitter’da şu cümleleri yazın:
Simple ways to help Iranian free speech: http://is.gd/13U0V #IranElection #gr88 Pls RT
İran’da ifade özgürlüğünü desteklemenin basit yolları: http://is.gd/13U0V #IranElection #gr88 RT Lütfen
– Bu anonsu blogunuza veya Facebook sayfanıza aynen koymayı düşünebilirsiniz. Veya görenleri asıl anasayfaya yönlendirecek şu linki bulundurun: http://is.gd/13U0V. (Eğer bu anonsu kes-yapıştır ile sayfanıza tekrar koyacaksanız lütfen verilen bu linkteki yazıyı kullanın – yenilenmiş bilgi ve linkleri de aldığınızdan emin olmak için)
– Aşağıdaki linkler üzerinden bu blog (http://is.gd/13U0V) için oy verin:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/, http://www.reddit.com/; http://is.gd/13WVR (digg.com). Böylece daha çok insan bu yazıyı bulabilir.

4. Başka türlü yardımcı olmak mı istiyorsunuz? http://iran.sharearchy.com/’a bakın. İranlıların daha güvenli bir şekilde blog yazabilmesi için nasıl kendi proxy server’ınızı kurabileceğiniz anlatılıyor (düşündüğünüzden kolay olacak, sadece belirli uyarılara dikkat etmeniz gerekiyor linki okurken). Linkte aynı zamanda küresel tartışmaya nasıl katılabileceğiniz ve İranlı blog/twitter yazarlarının güvenliğini koruyacak şekilde nasıl destek çıkabileceğiniz üzerine tavsiyeler bulunuyor.

5. Birden fazla dil mi biliyorsunuz? Bütün dünyanın ifade özgürlüğünü desteklemek konusunda fikir sahibi olması için lütfen bu sayfanın çevirisinde yardımcı olun. Daha fazla detay için http://is.gd/14PMh’a bakın.

6. İran ile ilgili twitterları takip etmek mi istiyorsunuz? http://www.twitter.com/’a gidip #IranElection veya #gr88 etiketlerini arayın. Bu iki etiket(hashtag) İranlı blog yazarlarının resmen kullandıkları etiketlerdir. (Hashtag’ler belirli bir konu üzerine twitter yazılarını bulmanızı kolaylaştırır). “Boing boing” yazısında da belirtildiği gibi, dikkatli olun. Twitter’da yazılan bazı şeyler son derece meşru olmakla beraber diğerleri söylenti, kurgu ve hatta kasten yanlış verilen bilgi olabilir.

Use google translate. They added Persian/Iranian language 2 days ago!

Hello, I could try to start the translation of the “proxy post”. I´m an spanish engineer. Is it already translated?
Thank you very much for your great effort!!


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