why i translate

TED & Global Voices have starkly different themes: TED is generally a global venue for sharing cutting-edge ideas across scientific & artistic disciplines (it can pass off as elitist, truth be told), while Global Voices is a dynamic online citizen media outlet about current events & news stories that traditional media sometimes ignore (a grassroots community with a grassroots orientation).

At the end of the day, however, their missions are one and the same: to spread worthy ideas across borders, including the barrier that is language, in which people are inherently varied.