8/24/2008

北京奥运闭幕式胡闹腾,没有福娃和刘翔(图)



(图:闭幕式开始前的表演出现了福娃)

今晚的北京奥运闭幕式,弄得真不像样。上来就是“满城尽带黄金甲”。只见一大群人在胡闹腾,和央视春晚的档次差不多。实在看不下去,我没看完,只看到9点40。因此所说的只是我看到的部分。

像开幕式一样,闭幕式上仍没见到北京奥运吉祥物福娃。

据媒体报道,在闭幕式开始前的表演中,福娃露脸了。新华社发布的电文称,“闭幕式仪式前表演以福娃为主要形象。” 据上海东方网的报道,开幕式前的这场45分钟的表演是由上海组织的,名为《北京欢迎你》。不论这个节目多么精彩,毕竟是闭幕式前的演出,不算是闭幕式。

难道中国真的如此迷信,就认定吉祥物不吉利,今年的天灾人祸都是福娃带来的?

同样,曾是中国“民族英雄”般的运动员刘翔,没有出现在北京奥运闭幕式上,就像他没有在开幕式上出现。2004年,刘翔曾是雅典奥运会闭幕式中国代表团的旗手,当年开幕式的旗手是姚明;今年北京奥运会开幕式的旗手仍是姚明,而闭幕式的旗手却不是因伤退赛的刘翔,而是羽毛球女子单打冠军张宁。奥林匹克精神与奥运金牌哪个更重要?不言自明。

在我通过CCTV1收看闭幕式的1个半小时里,直播两次出现一眨眼的技术问题,一次几乎整个屏幕都是灰黑色,第二次是镜头切换时卡了一下。

还不知道闭幕式上有多少弄虚作假,但相信仍少不了装模作样假唱。

英国那8分钟节目,来人不多,却突出了伦敦的特色。红色双层巴士、雨伞、读报。都是伦敦的标志,反映的也都是伦敦普通人的生活。

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[Reprint]FCCC: CHINA FAILS TO MAKE OLYMPIC PODIUM ON MEDIA FREEDOM

23 August 2008

FCCC: CHINA FAILS TO MAKE OLYMPIC PODIUM ON MEDIA FREEDOM

As the Beijing Olympics draws to a close, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China urges the government to move decisively to make media openness a legacy of the Games.

Despite welcome progress in terms of accessibility and the number of press conferences within the Olympic facilities, the FCCC has been alarmed at the use of violence, intimidation and harassment outside.

The club has confirmed more than 30 cases* of reporting interference since the formal opening of the Olympic media center on July 25th, and is in the process of checking at least 20 other reported incidents. The host government has not lived up to its Olympic promise that the media will be completely free to report on all aspects of China.

The most disturbing trend was the rise in cases of police roughing up or beating reporters and breaking their cameras. Altogether, we have heard of 10 such cases in the past month, more than for the whole of last year. The total number of reporting interference incidents between January 1 and August 20 is 152, just short of the figure for all of 2007.

There have been areas of progress: Officials inside the Olympic zone, as well as at the government-organized Beijing International Media Center, have been available for comment. Some formerly restricted websites have been unblocked. According to temporary Olympic regulations, journalists are free to travel and interview anyone who is willing. Police have been instructed not to put their hands over cameras or to interrupt interviews. One Free Tibet press conference in Beijing was held without interference by police (though coverage of several earlier actions resulted in friction).

But much needs to be done. The Olympic reporting rules are temporary and have not been fully implemented. Many areas of China, particularly Tibet, remain off-limits to reporters. Sources are still harassed or imprisoned for talking to foreign journalists. Reporters are often followed or stopped when they visit sensitive areas. Many internet sites and radio stations remain blocked. Despite vague reassurances from the authorities that there will be no step backwards, it remains unclear whether the government will re-block websites and re-impose travel restrictions on reporters after the Olympics. The FCCC urges the authorities to make these easings permanent.

"The Chinese government failed to make the Olympic podium on media freedom," said Jonathan Watts, FCCC president. "But there is a basis to build on. Violence against journalists must end immediately and the authorities should take more steps towards transparency and openness. The legacy of the Games can still be a positive one."

*For details on cases, please check the Detentions and Harassment page at www.fccchina.org. "Reporting interference" includes violence, destruction of journalistic materials, detention, harassment of sources and staff, interception of communications, denial of access to public areas, being questioned in an intimidating manner by authorities, being reprimanded officially, being followed, and being subjected to other obstacles not in keeping with international practices. When groups of reporters from different media organizations travel together, and experience the same violation, we count one violation per news organization.

http://www.fccchina.org/what/statement230808.html

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