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End-of-Year Message from Red T

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With 2011 coming to a close, we at Red T want to take a moment to recognize everyone who has contributed to our cause.

We are thankful for the pro bono support of the esteemed lawyers and law firms that have helped us move forward in fulfilling our mission, namely, Rene Kathawala, Esq., and Victoria Boyne, Esq., at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in the United States; Dr. Kerstin Ebock at Orrick Hölters & Elsing in Berlin for the European Union; and Dr. Markus Wang at Bär & Karrer in Switzerland.

We would like to tip our hats to our Board Members and Directors, with special thanks to all the volunteers across the world who have signed up and keep Red T growing.

Our gratitude also goes to Linda Fitchett from the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), who is spearheading AIIC’s Project to Help Interpreters in Conflict Zones, and Henry Liu from the International Federation of Translators (FIT). Our three organizations collaborated in drafting a Basic Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/Interpreters and Users of Their Services, the web version of which will be posted shortly on our respective sites. Another shout-out goes to CHE Communications in Switzerland for its volunteer graphic design services and the Lost October Media Group in the U.S. for website support.

We would like to thank our friends/followers on Facebook and Twitter who have liked/followed us, read our posts, sent us feedback, and spread the word about our initiative. Your belief in Red T has been essential in getting us to where we are today, in motivating us, and in inspiring us. It is because of your encouragement that we look forward to 2012 and what we can accomplish as we continue to work together.

Finally, and above all else, we are so grateful to our colleagues in conflict zones and other dangerous settings who bravely risk life and limb for our benefit. May you be safe!

With greatest appreciation and best wishes for the new year.

Maya Hess

Posted on December 31st, 2011