Meet The Translators of WatchingAmerica.com

WatchingAmerica.com is comprised of dedicated individuals from around the world, who have come forward in a spirit of public service to provide the American people and the English-speaking world with news and information never before available. They are students, scientists, journaists, military people, people in buisiness and retired people.


Arabic


Andy Allred
Country of Residence: United States

Andy Allred, 27, is from Phoenix, AZ. He currently serves overseas in the U.S. military and speaks Arabic and Japanese. His passions are for languages and music and he plays the cello and bass guitar. He has lived abroad twice, and enjoys experiencing life in other regions of the world. A friend introduced him to WatchingAmerica, and being impressed with the site, he came forward to assist.

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Who Gave America the Right?
- Al Medina, Saudi Arabia
The American Marines are Ever-So Polite ... - Akhbar Al-Khaleej, Bahrain

David Averill
Country of Residence: United States

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Bush's New Iraq Strategy is All About Striking Iran ... - Al-Watan, Qatar
President Bush is Oblivious to Real Lesson of Vietnam - Iraq News Agency, Iraq

Aja Ishmael
Country of Residence: United States

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Washington's 'Iraqi Barrel Plan' - Azzaman, Iraq
America 'Gets a Big Zero' for Post 9-11 Performance - Al-Watan, Qatar

Jonathan Levine
Country of Residence: United States

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An Iraqi Prayer to Lucifer - Al-Zawraa, Iraq
Muslims Must Unite Against 'Fascist' Label - Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

James Murray
Country of Residence: United States

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'America's Foolishness' Threatens Gulf With 'Disaster of Disasters' - Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Iraqis Call for an 'Uprising' Against Proposed Oil Law - Iraq News Agency, Iraq

Ahmed Naoual
Country of Residence: Morocco

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'Repentant' Interpreter for U.S. Forces 'Promises' to Expose His Former Colleagues on Internet - Al-Watan, Qatar
President Bush is Oblivious to Real Lesson of Vietnam - Iraq News Agency, Iraq

Jenny Oliver
Country of Residence: United States

Jenny Oliver now serves as the Islamic Partnership Initiative Program Manager for Sister Cities International. She holds an M.A. in communications from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and a B.A. in English literature and communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She fell in love with Arabic after a 2002 visit to Egypt and has been studying it ever since. Most recently, Jenny completed a five-month intensive Arabic program in Amman, Jordan.

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American Films Show that the Bible and Torah are Not False! - Al-Watan, Kuwait
'Thank Allah the Virginia Killer Wasn't Muslim' - Kitabat, Iraq

Mutasem Sinnokrot
Country of Residence: Jordan

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Condoleezza Rice: 'A Succubus That Should Be Stoned' - Neda Al Quds, Palestine
An 'Open Letter' to the Iraqi Resistance; Call for 'Joint Action' - Kitabat, Iraq

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This is blank now but will be altered - Iraq News Agency, Iraq

David Western
Country of Residence: United States

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Bush's 'Stroke of the Pen' Will Not Salvage America's Image - Al-Jazirah, Saudi Arabia
Hiding Iraq's Death Squads is No Game - Iraq4all, Iraq



Chinese

Haywood Ho
Country of Residence: United States

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'Planet' Pluto: America's 'Eternal Embarrassment' - Xinjingbao , People's Republic of China
Popular Elections Make U.S. Cities Less Corrupt ... - Oriental Morning Post, Hong Kong

Mark Klingman
Country of Residence: United States

Mark Klingman was born in Petersburg, Virginia, and studied at the College of William and Mary. He came to languages late, having majored in physics. He learned Spanish while on an English-teaching job at a bilingual high school in Costa Rica, living with a family in the countryside. Later he taught English at a university in Zhengzhou, China, and learned Mandarin, and was featured on a radio program there. Mark travels to China frequently to visit friends and (future) family. He recently started his own digital-services business.

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Why Americans Educate Their Children Better Than We Do - Oriental Morning Post, People's Republic of China
Is it Good to Have Americans Staring at You? - Oriental Morning Post, People's Republic of China

How Xian Neng
Country of Residence: Malaysia

How Xian Neng isa Malaysian Chinese who believes that most of the world's problems can and should be solved by proper communication. Mr. How sees language at once as the most useful tool and the greatest barrier to understanding. Mr. How hopes to help bridge the cultural gap between the Chinese and the rest of the world by assisting WatchingAmerica.com.

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Information Society Triggered Virginia Massacre - Xinjingbao, People's Republic of China
Bill Gates: Hypocrite or Reborn Leftist? - Xinjingbao, People's Republic of China

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Dutch


Meta Mertens
Country of Residence: United States

Meta first studied finance and accounting in The Netherlands. She has worked in the travel industry and has been CFO at a law firm and an environmental consulting firm. Later she earned a BA in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Geography from California State University at East Bay, and began a career as a teacher of geography.

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Virginia Tech: Americans Distrust State Monopoly on Violence - NRC Handlesblad, The Netherlands
Five Years of War on Terror: 'Time for a New Strategy' - NRC Handlesblad, The Netherlands

Jan de Nijs
Country of Residence: United States

Jan holds Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technical Design from Eindhoven University in The Netherlands. After emigrating from The Netherlands to the United Statesin 1989, he has worked in senior management positions for a number of American machine tool companies, before landing a position at a large aerospace corporation.

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Unnecessary Flood Damage: Advice on Dykes From the Dutch - NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
American Healthcare: the 'Prime Example of How Not To Do It' - NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands


Farsi


AKA/Puyan Daryaban
Country of Residence: Islamic Republic of Iran

Puyan Daryaban is a student living in Tehran, and contributes to WatchingAmerica to give the world a clearer picture of the debate taking place in the Islamic Republic. He hopes to come to the United States to study and work.

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Without Wisdom, We Iranians Will 'Lose the Game' - Ayande Nou, Islamic Republic of Iran
The Americans Only Look 'Simple-Minded' - Baztab News, Islamic Republic of Iran

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This is blank now but will be altered soon - Al-Watan, Qatar
This is blank now but will be altered soon - Iraq News Agency, Iraq


French


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Mike Goeden
Country of Residence: France

Mike Goeden is an American freelance translator (French to English) living in Bordeaux, France. Mike works principally in the fields of press/current affairs, gastronomy/oenology and culture/tourism.

WORK SAMPLES
Why One Need Not Despair Over Iran ... - Le Figaro, France
2007: Prepare for 'Great Turning' in the United States - Le Figaro, France

Pascaline Jay
Country of Residence: France

Having recently moved to Paris from Nice, 25-year-old Pascaline plans to teach English and is preparing for her final exams at the Sorbonne. Pascaline Jay has been with WatchingAmerica.com almost since its inception.

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Can America 'Find Love' Again? ... Some Friendly Swiss Advice - Tribune de Geneve, Switzerland
'Bush and His 40 Liars!' [As in 'Ali Baba and His 40 Thieves'] - Tunis Hebdo, Tunisia

Elise Nussbaum
Country of Residence: United States

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'9-11': Whispered Like an Immense, Horrifying Secret - Liberation, France
West Preaches Hatred. Muslims Must Stand Up! - Tunis Hebdo, Tunisia

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This is blank now but will be altered soon - Al-Watan, Qatar
This is blank now but will be altered soon - Iraq News Agency, Iraq


German


Armin Broeggelwirth
Country of Residence: Germany

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The Secret of America's Counterfeit 'Supernotes' - Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Germany
The U.S. Dollar: 'A Horror Story' - Financial Times Deutschland, Germany

Dr. Susanne Angelow
Country of Residence: United States

Dr. Susanne Angelow has a MS and PhD in Biochemistry from Germany's Westfaelische Wilhelms University. Since finishing her dissertation, she has been a research scientist as UCLA. Her work on the junctional proteins of cell membranes has appeared in numerous scientific journals. She is fluent in English and translates German for WatchingAmerica.com.

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Prosecutors Target Reporters for Leaks on CIA Kidnappings - Die Zeit, Germany
Pitt, Jolie 'Grateful' to Namibia for Stifling Prowling Journalists - Allgemeine Zeitung, Namibia

Ulf Behncke
Country of Residence: New Zealand

Ulf Behncke, 41, was born in Germany but has lived in New Zealand for the past 15 years. Ulf says being bilingual gives him access to news and information most people don’t have, and being able to do his part to help break down the language barrier was one of the main reasons he volunteered as a translator for WatchingAmerica.com.

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'Cult of the Founding Fathers' is Obscuring America's Worldview - Financial Times Deutschland, Germany
U.S. Presidential Race: So Early; So Expensive; Tough as Never Before - Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany

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Italian


Adrian Trevisan
Country of Residence: United States

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Pope Won't Meet Condi; Vatican Still Miffed Over Treatment of Papal Envoy - Corriere della Sera, Italy
Iraq Shouldn't Make Us Forget September 11th - Corriere Del Ticino, Switzerland

Enrico Del Sero
Country of Residence: Italy

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Are We Still 'All Americans?' - La Stampa, Italy
'Carlos the Jackel' Blames CIA, Mossad, for Deadly 1980 Bombing - Corriere della Sera, Italy


Portuguese


Brandi Miller
Country of Residence: United States

Brandi Miller earned her BA in Portuguese and Spanish from the University of Iowa. She has worked as an editing assistant on university book projects, including encyclopedias and anthologies on Latin American and Latino/Chicano literature and culture. She has lived in Brazil where she completed part of her university work, taught English, and worked on translation projects for Brazilian businesses. She now works as the Interpreter Services Coordinator at the Jewish Vocational Service in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Virginia Tech: Sign of Our Wounded Civilization - O Povo, Brazil
Rove Brought Out the Worst in the American Psych - O Globo, Brazil

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This is blank now but will be altered soon. - Al-Watan, Qatar
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Spanish


Vic Chica
Country of Residence: United States

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Assessing the Impact of America's 'Civil Religion' - La Nacion,, Argentina
Democracy in the U.S.: A Very Dirty Business - BolPress, Bolivia

Harry Kenneth Echevarria
Country of Residence: United States

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Hugo Chavez and His Anti-Imperial Road Show - La Hora, Ecuador
Not an American Invasion; But a Cuban One! - Correo del Caroni, Argentina

Carly Gatzert
Country of Residence: United States

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Bush's Migration 'Sadomasochism' - El Tiempo, Colombia
Migrant's Choice: To Live and Die in Arizona or Iraq? ... - Juventude Rebelde, Cuba

Karen Hoffman
Country of Residence: United States

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Attorney General Gonzalez: a 'Terrible Betrayal' - El Tiempo, Colombia
'Ugly Betty's' TV Triumph is Colombia's Shame - El Tiempo, Colombia

Barbara Howe
Country of Residence: United States

Barbara Howe has an MA in International Relations from the University of Florida and works in the non-profit sector, specializing in the promotion and protection of human rights. She has lived, worked and traveled extensively in Latin America.

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Alberto Gonzales: The 'Executor' of Injustice - La Jornada, Mexico
Mexico's Hypocritical Treatment of Migrants - La Jornada, Mexico

Richard Hauenstein
Country of Residence: United States

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For Opposing Bush, Even Captain America Has Been Killed - Clarin, Argentina
The 'Disunited States of America' - El Commercio, Peru

Douglas Myles Rasmussen
Country of Residence: United States

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Virginia Tech Reflects a Culture of Violence - La Jornada, Mexico
Bush: No President Ever Harmed His Country as Much - Argen Press, Argentina

Molly K. Smith
Country of Residence: United States

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Robert Gates and Manuel Noriega: The Untold Story - La Prensa, Panama
The 'Paths of Death' Lead to Washington - La Jornada, Mexico

Paula van de Werken
Country of Residence: United States

As a young adult, Paula left the U.S. to lead a nomadic life sailing the Mediterranean . She finally settled and lived in Spain for two decades. She learned street and colloquial Spanish as a child does, by talking with people both of the marketplace and of esteemed professions. She improved it by reading and studying Spanish literature. She is very homesick.

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Number 401: The Texas Killing Machine Rolls Mercilessly On ... - El Mundo, Spain
Chavez Says 'Empire's' Navy Doesn't Intimidate Him - Cadena Global, Argentina

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