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Georgi McCarthy

I'm Georgi and I'm a freelance translator from French, Portuguese and Spanish into English. I live in Paris, although I'm originally from Yorkshire in the UK. I very much enjoy working with such a talented, worldwide team here at Global Voices, and doing something I love for a project that is so worthwhile.

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Latest posts by Georgi McCarthy

8 May 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo: Clandestine Abortions on the Rise in Goma

Illegal abortion is a common practice in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in Goma, Nord-Kivu. Congolese law prohibits abortion in all parts of the country. The...

4 May 2012

Mexico: Netizens and Journalists React to the Murder of Regina Martínez

The murder of journalist Regina Martinez is considered by experts as an attack on freedom of expression and the right to information. Colleagues and citizens expressed their outrage and their...

18 April 2012

Cuba: Youth Film Festival Marked by Controversy

The 11th "Muestra Joven del audiovisual cubano" [Youth Festival of Cuban Audiovisuals] took place this year from the 3rd to the 8th of April. The festival was marked by poor...

16 April 2012

Brazil: Homage to the Victims of the Amazon in Washington, D.C.

President Dilma Rousseff's official visit to Washington, D.C. attracted around 100 people to the Brazilian embassy in an act of solidarity with the Amazonian victims. Learn a little more about...

13 April 2012

Peru: What Is Killing the Dolphins?

The news that 3,000 dolphins have been found dead along the coastline of north Peru so far this year has shocked the world. Citizens and activists are using social networking...

30 March 2012

Brazil: Irregularities Denounced in the Council of Representatives of Emigrants

Founded at the end of 2012, the Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior [Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad], or the CRBE, linked to the Ministry of External Affairs,...

26 March 2012

Argentina Prepares to Remember the Victims of the Falklands War

Malvinas Day is celebrated each year in Argentina on April 2. Given the current diplomatic conflict with the United Kingdom, the date is especially important this year. This is an...

22 March 2012

Portugal: Subversive Priest's “Homily” to General Strike on YouTube

Mário Pais de Oliveira, priest and writer, has "converted" to social networks to preach his subversive thoughts on the world. Today's general strike in Portugal brings back memories of the...

13 March 2012

France: Why Celebrated Film ‘The Artist’ Isn't Such a Hit at Home

In February 2012, French and world cinema history was made after five Oscars were awarded to the film 'The Artist' and its leading actor Jean Dujardin. But despite winning Oscars,...

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