Recommendations on social media issued by Heads of Interpreting Services

The Heads of Interpreting Services of major international institutions have issued guidelines for the use of social media by interpreters, with emphasis on maintaining confidentiality and using common sense.

The Heads of Interpreting Services (HINTS) [1] of major international institutions have issued guidelines for the use of social media by interpreters, with emphasis on maintaining confidentiality and using common sense.

They preface their statement by saying: 

"In our capacity as heads of interpreting services of international and national organisations and institutions, one of our main concerns is that the status of the profession of conference interpreter be maintained at the highest level possible. One of the most important contributing factors to the excellent reputation that our profession generally enjoys is that those who use interpreting services can be confident that interpreters will always work to the highest ethical and professional standards."

Read their Declaration on the use of social media



[1] HINTS (Heads of Interpreting Services): world-wide network of international organisations, including Arte, the Council of Europe, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Eurocontrol, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Patent Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Government of Canada Translation Bureau, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Labour Organisation, International Monetary Fund, the NATO Defense College, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, United Nations, US Department of State, the World Bank Group, World Health Organisation and World Trade Organisation.

Recommended citation format:
AIIC. "Recommendations on social media issued by Heads of Interpreting Services". aiic-italia.it April 4, 2012. Accessed April 23, 2019. <http://aiic-italia.it/p/3870>.