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自认“逃兵”的谢三泰,30年后解封的民运照片——那个春夏之交,在“北平”的台湾记者们(下)

是人前激昂呐喊,人后仍有拉撒需求时候:“有把公车拿来当作屏障,也有把公车改装成厕所的,我就进去过一次。一进去,每个屁股都对向我,学生也是,大妈也是,前后左右都开放的。那味道我不会形容⋯⋯到现在我还记得那景象,很可怕,我真恨自己,当初怎么不拍一张照片。”

“后来我辗转拿到北京出版社出版的摄影集,我发现中国官方通过影像,意图要将八九学运群众定性为暴民。”说起这事,谢三泰语气有些高亢,“那些照片远比我想像的还血腥,尸体多到我看了震撼不已⋯⋯但他们只片面呈现官方的死亡,通过照片想扭曲事实为:是这些暴民纵火等暴动行为,致使解放军不得不展开镇压。”
“我在上纪实摄影课的时候,我跟中国交换学生说,中国1989年有一个叫做六四天安门事件,知道吗?他们说,不知道。纵使知道,他们也说不知道。”谢三泰像在绕口令,“他们那是选择不知道。是家长要他们噤声,或是家里和学校根本不告诉他们。”
1989/6/4  journalist  beijing  story  wc  youth  anecdote 
june 2019 by aries1988
I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite

while we were in Kyoto together, as a thank-you for some service he had performed for the Japanese government, officials arranged at his request for a rare private viewing of one of the greatest treasures of Chinese art: Six Persimmons, a thirteenth-century ink painting by the monk Mu Qi, now stored at the Daitoku-ji temple. Knowing my love of art he invited me to join him, though he explained that we would be required to wear white gloves and stuff wads of gauze in our mouths lest we emitted any droplets of saliva if we spoke near the unframed relic. This generous gesture was typical of his genuine thoughtfulness, and when I ran into him several years later he beamed and asked, ”Remember Six Persimmons?”
critic  museum  architecture  journalist  becoming  chinese  american 
may 2019 by aries1988
Being There - The Atlantic
Let me bore you with the old days: In the early 1980s, nobody had advance notice of my arrival anywhere. I’d fly to Addis Ababa to cover a famine, or to Sarajevo to cover the preparations for the Winter Olympics, armed with only about eight names and telephone numbers. Because I did not have to waste time sending e-mails back and forth for days to set up appointments, I had that much more time to read about the history and geography of the country to which I was headed. And you know what? When I arrived and dialed those numbers, about half the people on the list answered and were pleased to meet with me: after all, I had come all this way, completely dependent on their hospitality. And so hospitality was offered. And those people introduced me to other people. It was all so much more efficient then. Now, after corresponding for days with someone just to arrange a meeting, when you arrive at his office thousands of miles away, he answers some of your questions by referring you to a Web site.
1980s  journalist  anecdote  voyage  east-europe  self  now  experience  local  opinion 
october 2018 by aries1988
【弄个大新闻】两会记者提问之来自同行的鄙视 - 中国数字时代
3月13日,十三届全国人大一次会议的记者提问环节,一名蓝衣女记者(上海第一财经梁相宜)疑因对身旁红衣女记者(全 …
2018  journalist  female  china 
march 2018 by aries1988
A Chinese Empire Reborn
Though unabashedly authoritarian, China was a magnet. I was among many who thought it might forge a confident and more open identity while ushering in a vibrant era of new ideas, values and culture, one befitting its superpower status. When I ended my China assignment last year, I no longer had such expectations.
temoignage  journalist  china  2010s 
january 2018 by aries1988
江湖已逝,侠客转行──四个中国调查记者的转型样本(下)|大陆|端传媒 Initium Media
2014年,一篇名为《那些年离职创业的主编们》的文章在媒体圈内流传。原《凤凰周刊》的主编黄章晋离职创办了自媒体“大象公会”;《南方周末》头版编辑创办了投资者的社交网络“雪球”;《21世纪经济报导》新闻总监左志坚创办阅读社交平台“拇指阅读”……
china  journalism  story  journalist  reportage  youth  society  today 
november 2017 by aries1988
Les médias français et la Chine : trop complaisants ou trop sévères ?
A l'occasion du 19e Congrès du parti communiste chinois qui s'est ouvert mercredi à Pékin réflexions avec deux anciens correspondants sur le traitement médiatique de la Chine dans la presse française
podcast  media  français  china  debate  journalism  journalist 
october 2017 by aries1988
India: our hates and loves
So here — in my last column in this slot before the end of a south Asia posting — are four loves and four hates for the four years we have enjoyed and endured life in Delhi.

Love: Free speech. In some ways, India is the easiest country in the world to work as a journalist. An Indian — whether soldier, politician or farm labourer — is rarely lost for words or reluctant to speak to the press. Most Indian business leaders eschew the spin-doctors and corporate gobbledegook that make talking to US chief executives so painful. Indians just discuss what is going on. Long may it last.
india  story  journalist  culture 
may 2017 by aries1988
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RT : 完成すれば北京一高い建物(528m)となる「中国尊」の上から本日午後、京華時報の記者が撮影した写真。
beijing  sky  building  smog  photo  journalist 
december 2016 by aries1988
Après les attentats, la solidarité de la Chine n'est pas sans arrière-pensées
Pékin proclame sa solidarité avec la France. Mais demande le même soutien international à sa propre "lutte contre le terrorisme", l’&eacu...
policy  region  xinjiang  journalist  china  français  terrorism 
december 2015 by aries1988
I was an undercover Uber driver :: Cover :: Philadelphia City Paper
Uber can provide better service at cheaper prices with UberX because, by refusing to work within the medallion system, it has far fewer costs than a regulated taxi company — the cost of medallions, owning and maintaining a fleet of cars and paying for full commercial insurance. It's not surprising that taxi medallion systems in cities all over the world are losing customers to Uber like crazy. I speak with cabbies who say they try to only do airport runs now — they can't make a profit anywhere else.
driving  business  reportage  journalist  uber 
may 2015 by aries1988
An American Hero in China | ChinaFile
The answer is partly that reporters in free societies have an obligation to dissect problems. Journalists at home rarely write about the highways that work because this is assumed to be a given; what citizens need to know about is the backlog of unrepaired bridges. But when applied abroad, this practice means a steady stream of negative stories with no overall sense of the broad situation of the country—in the case of China, reports of dissidents, internecine contests for power, and impending crises.

countless studies show that one of the best measures to alleviate poverty is building infrastructure, and here we were on a road that was something of a miracle to local people, allowing them to get their products to market, their children to schools, and themselves to jobs in the cities. China was in the midst of an unparalleled and largely successful attempt to reduce poverty, so why wouldn’t we write about this, he asked. All I could do was stammer that good news is no news. Back in Beijing a few days later, I wrote a story about a girl who was so poor she lived in a pig stall. My editors loved it and readers pledged money, but I was often nagged by the feeling that this had been the easy story. More challenging to expectations would have been to look at how lives had changed in this poor part of the country.

Hessler saw the story of China in the 1990s and 2000s as driven not by nationally known personalities or dramatic news events, but by an epochal movement of hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and out of the village life that had dominated Chinese civilization. It was the rise of individuals—people with their own aspirations and goals, which they pursued in the space granted by the post-Mao state. Hessler lived in China while people like future Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were publicly active, but he never wrote about them. To him, they might be noble but were marginal. That they were persecuted proved the state’s paranoia, not their larger significance for China’s future.

In each place, the same pattern emerged: the most talented people either were recruited by the Party or quietly disengaged from it. The only people who actually fought the Party were poorly connected and often dysfunctional—petitioners, for example, or other marginal figures. Many were interesting and he wrote about them in depth, but they were not driving events.

This is why I think it’s a big mistake to focus too much on the high-profile and truly remarkable dissidents, Hessler told me. It gives the American reader the impression that the really smart people in China are opposed to the Party.

These strongly held ideas underpin his books. Many journalists in China have been turned off—I often heard them say they wished he would finally tackle a real topic rather than his allegorical tales from small towns.
reportage  journalism  journalist  china  american  community  pattern  history 
may 2015 by aries1988
How censorship works in China’s media – Leslie Anne Jones – Aeon
Writers like to rail against censorship, but they’re less keen on discussing what it’s like to work under it. When they do, shame, loneliness and psychic harm are common themes. When you build a life of letters, it’s painful to admit that your work has served the repressive status quo rather than the cause of enlightenment.
journalist  china  today 
april 2014 by aries1988
The Strangers
He became trusted enough that “people were always showing me maps of East Turkestan and saying ‘Look, this is our country.’”
Western or Russian documents, Li’s friends were re-asserting their national identity even as they invited him into their circle.

As they watched, people began overturning cars, and they decided to split up and head home rather than risk serious trouble.
He could hear shouts from below, chants of “Kill the Han, smash the Hui [another Islamic minority], drive the Mongols out.”

Fear pervaded Urumqi; a week after the riots, stories started to spread that Uighur, or Han, depending on which side you talked to, were injecting AIDS-infected blood into random strangers in crowds.
reportage  xinjiang  journalist  religion  conflict  china 
march 2014 by aries1988

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