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New ‘Fake’ Interpreter storm: What we said to Live Lens and what you said on social media

May 8, 2014

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A storm erupted on social media yesterday after smartphone app manufacturer Live Lens released a controversial advert featuring ‘Fake’ interpreter Thamsanqa […]

“I speak sign language. Not.” The fake interpreter is BACK, and sign language is mocked again in an online advert

May 7, 2014

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The mind boggles. We’re not sure what Thamsanqa Jantjie was thinking when he recorded this advert for a live video-sharing […]

Deaf News: ‘Real interpreter’ website launched to show how Mandela memorial service should have looked

December 19, 2013

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To check out the Real Interpreter website, click here. What does Real Interpreter aim to do? Real Interpreter is a […]

Donna Williams: Paul Whitehouse rubbed the ‘fake’ interpreter controversy in deaf people’s faces

December 14, 2013

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Maybe it’s just me. But I’m not seeing the funny. At the British Comedy Awards on Thursday night, Paul Whitehouse picked […]

Charlie Swinbourne: How our news article triggered worldwide coverage of the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter story

December 13, 2013

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I don’t think I ever thought that one day, through this site, I’d get to break a news story that – […]

Deaf News: ‘Fake’ interpreter faced murder charge in 2003

December 13, 2013

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This story gets more and more bizarre by the hour. A South African website has revealed that Thamasanqa Jantjie was allegedly charged […]

Professor Graham Turner: 10 lessons from the tale of the ‘fake’ interpreter

December 13, 2013

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We may have thought sign language interpreting reached peak prominence when the Queen was shadowed by an interpreter at the […]

Deaf News: London’s DCAL centre casts doubt on ‘fake’ signer’s claims of schizophrenic signing

December 13, 2013

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The Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, which is based in London, has cast doubt on the Mandela memorial signer’s […]

Exclusive: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide

December 10, 2013

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For many UK-based Deaf viewers of the Nelson Mandela service today, something didn’t seem quite right about the sign language […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The day I saw Nelson Mandela making a speech in Trafalgar Square

December 6, 2013

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When I heard the sad news this morning that Nelson Mandela had passed away, my mind went back to a […]