Help Translate the Declaration of Internet Freedom

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One thing’s for sure, we, as readers of How-To-Hide-Ip blog, are among the Internet users who are trying hard not to be “censored” on the Internet. This blog is all about “online anonymity guide”, but it also is full of articles on how to unblock diverse online resources. Especially from countries that are under some kind of censorship.

Internet Freedom – Tech solutions

Indeed, we’ve come up with technical solutions that either rely on proxies or VPN solutions. I guess most of our readers know, by now, my favorite VPN solution providers which are HideMyAssibVPNNordVPN or IPVanish. But the Internet have grown so huge, it has proven to be a media that can drastically make a change. We all know how the Arab spring sparkled from the Internet, but if we dig further, there’s a lot of stories to be told with regard to how the internet have changed this world.

But at some point of time, solutions can’t be technical anymore – and with the pressure of different lobbying, we all know that there’s  a fear of the internet becoming a closed wall – we’ve written about it here . By “controlling” the flow of information on the Internet, big companies as well as governments are given the power to censor it, or actively push forward the dissemination of “their point of view”.

Declaration of Internet Freedom

This is where the “Declaration of Internet Freedom” comes in. I personally like the way it is put forward since it reminds us about the “declaration of freedom” or some of those “human rights” declaration that a lot of people swear with. Truth to be told, this declaration has to be known and applied by the highest number of people. And, for that to happen, it has to be translated into the highest number of languages available. This is the time where we praise the efforts made by GlobalVoices Lingua project (and its translators) since they have launched a worldwide effort to translate this “declaration of Internet Freedom”  .

Quoting some figures of this GlobalVoices article, there are 6 909 living languages used in this planet. Holy cow, that’s a huge number. While it’s clear that on the internet, only few of those languages hold for 90% of the content published, this doesn’t mean that this “Declaration of Internet Freedom” shouldn’t be translated into other languages.

So here’s the deal: we know that our readers are coming from different parts of the World, and we bet you are all familiar with some “non-popular internet language”. So why don’t we give a hand to this global translation effort and make this declaration one of the most popular crowd-translated document?

Translation day

Wait, wait, wait …I know that the official “translation day” already happened on August 3rd (according to http://bit.ly/Translathon) but I’m sure no one will say no if some volunteers still want to join in and help with translating for languages that haven’t found any translators yet.

So it’s not like we’re late on this, but we just want to share the info and mobilize our readers to contribute to this worth-mentioning and definitely honorable project that clearly is inline with what we are trying to achieve here on how-to-hide-ip.

So anyone feeling motivated enough for translating?

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