2011年9月21日星期三

照片:多於60,000人的東京反核武器示威,日本的MSM稱之為“巡遊”

照片:多於60,000人的東京反核武器示威,日本的MSM稱之為“巡遊”
Photographs of 60,000-Strong Anti-Nuke Demonstration in Tokyo: Japanese MSMs Called It "A Parade"
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Translation by Autumnson Blog

Looking at this aerial photographs taken by Mainichi Shinbun (one of the better ones in terms of even coverage on nuke issues in Japan; another is Tokyo Shinbun), it sure looks more than 60,000 to me. People who actually participated in the event seemed to have the same impression as mine (on this blog comment sections, and on twitter), that it was far bigger than official number by the police (30,000).
看這張由每日Shinbun拍攝的空中照片(其中之一的佳作以即使日本遮蓋核武器的議題論,另一張是東京 Shinbun)。對我它看起來肯定超過 60,000人,實際上參與此次活動的人看來有和我同一樣的印象(在博客的評論部分,並在Twitter),即它是遠遠超過由警察的官方數字(30,000人)。
Mainichi quotes the organizers' number of 60,000 people, and also quotes the number by the police (30,000):
Meanwhile, photos from Germany's Spiegel and France's Le Monde, who used the photos from AP and other agencies. Spiegel puts the number at 60,000:
與此同時,來自德國的明鏡“和法國”世界報“的照片,它們使用AP和其它機構的照片。明鏡周刊將數字定在60,000:
and Yomiuri, who says "more than 30,000 people gathered" (exactly the police official estimate):
Asahi, slightly better perspective but not much, but the article does quite the organizers' number, 60,000 people:
and the US paper Forbes, without photo, says "tens of thousands of people marched", but the article title declares "Thousands march against nuclear power in Tokyo". Thousands??
而美國報紙“福布斯”沒有照片說“數萬人遊行”,但文章的標題宣布“東京數千人遊行反對核電”,數千人?

Many participants in Japan are indignant that their demonstration was called a "parade", as if this was some festival attraction.
日本許多參加者都感憤慨,對他們的示威被稱為“巡遊”,彷彿這是一些節日的吸引。
Well, give the media time to learn. To me, it's amazing that the MSMs like Yomiuri and Asahi covered the event at all, and even had photographs. Asahi and Mainichi sent in their own photographers for the event. (Yomiuri's looks like Jiji Tsushin's photo.) I would take it as a sign that the anti-nuke movement may be crossing the threshold in Japan in terms of the number of people, and the MSMs cannot simply ignore anymore.

Calling it a "parade" and using the lowest official estimate by the police as the number of participants is a classic way to belittle a movement.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/09/photographs-of-60000-strong-anti-nuke.html

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