A workshop entitled ‘The Importance of Translation in the Kurdish Media and the Problems of Technology and Translation from the Kurdish Language to the English Language and vice versa from the English Language to the Kurdish Language’ was held by the Department of Media and Department of Translation from the Faculty of Arts and Letters, at the Cihan Academy Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, 19 – 20.12.2017 at 11:30 pm
The workshop started with a speech delivered by the president of Cihan University assistant professor Dr. Fuad Mawlood Shareef, followed by the speech of the Head of the Media Department, Dr. Mohammed Khader Mawlood, and the speech of the Head of Translation Department, Dr. Saman Abdul Qader Dizayi
The workshop started on the first day with the presenting seminars by Mr Sirvan Aminzadah, Mr. Faraydoon Rasouli from Translation Department, and Dr. Sadiq Hama Ghareeb from the department of Media.
On Wednesday 20.12.2017, the workshop started with the presenting seminars by Dr. Mohammed Khader Mawlood, A.L. Abeer Mahmoud and A.L.Omar Hassan Fahmi from the Media Department.
University professors, lecturers and students from both media and translation departments attended the workshop in an academic atmosphere, and discussed over topics of the workshop in different groups of teachers and students of both departments to make some practical applications about the mechanism of translation. They also had discussion on how to translate some media texts from Kurdish to English and vice versa.
On the second day of workshop, participants reached the following set of recommendations and academic proposals:
- Emphasizing the necessity of understanding the importance and seriousness of translator’s work in conveying meaning, where he has a great responsibility in the accuracy of the translation and its credibility.
- Being aware of the type of translation work, the translator should consider the media text whether it is news, report, article, etc. This can be done through the provision of courses or lessons in writing media texts for the translators, because the work of the translator demands rewriting the text in a way touching his art.
- Reviewing and setting some ethics and principles that must be complied with in the process of translation. Some principles like honesty, accuracy and objectivity in translation, and mastering both languages for translation should be considered.