In a changing world, some needs never change.
Professional journalists to report the facts.
And professional linguists to translate them.


What we do

What we do


T4J is a multilingual marketplace allowing professional journalists to buy and sell content, translated by expert linguists at local prices.

It is backed by a network of linguists in 181 countries with long-standing experience in translating press articles in 67 languages.

For the sake of quality, T4J linguists only translate into their mother tongue.

T4J linguists translate articles on media freedom for a symbolic fee.

How it works

How it works


T4J translators monitor on-line media in their working language for articles of potential interest to foreign journalists.

With the owners’ permission, T4J translates and publishes relevant excerpts.

Foreign journalists can thus decide whether to purchase the full translation.

Buyers receive the translated article(s) after receipt of payment.

What it costs

What it costs


After creating an account, users can access translated excerpts free of charge.

The price of the full translation of each article is indicated under the excerpt.

T4J linguists specify translation prices according to their domestic market, thus optimizing costs for buyers.

On average, it costs 50% less to translate an article than to write it.


Why we do it

Why we do it


1. Because journalists need trustworthy content: T4J articles are written by other journalists.

2. Because journalists need new content: T4J articles are written by foreign journalists.

3. Because journalists need new sources of revenue: T4J articles can be sold worldwide.

4. Because the most important freedom – and the most vulnerable – is that of the media.



Naseeb Karnafah


On the day of the launch of Translators for Journalists, the body of Naseeb Karnafah, a Libyan journalist on Al-Wataniya TV, was found in a cemetery in Sabha two days after she had been kidnapped, her throat cut.

Ajmal Naqshbandi


Translators share the same ideals and ordeals as the journalists they work for. Ajmal Naqshbandi was an Afghan “fixer” who arranged local contacts for foreign media. On 8 April 2007, he was beheaded by the Taliban.