We at SWI publish in ten languages. Our daily news meetings involve discussions in at least three, sometimes five, languages. This degree of diversity could be seen as a liability; we consider it our greatest asset.

That’s why we are organizing a hackathon on empowering linguistic diversity in newsrooms on Feb. 21–22, 2020 to mark the International Mother Language Day, which celebrates linguistic diversity.

Here’s a list of things we could tackle together:

  1. Translate/adapt long-form stories
  2. Translate/adapt breaking news
  3. Translate/adapt/visualise comments
  4. Multilingual video workflows, also on social media
  5. Translation workflows in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  6. Workflows with programming languages: R, Python…

SWI swissinfo.ch

International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation

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