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托尼·布莱尔:“祖国未来”系列(六)
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托尼·布莱尔在“祖国的未来”系列中关于二十一世纪政治与媒体变幻关系的演讲:托尼·布莱尔继续指出一系列的媒体存在的问题,最后提出当今媒体与政治间的相互关系不十分健康,并分析了其对国家及决策者决策等诸多不良影响。

The regulatory framework at some point will need revision: the PCC is for traditional newspaper publishing, OFCOM regulate broadcasting, except for the BBC, which has largely its own system of regulation. But under the new European regulations all television streamed over the internet may be covered by OFCOM.

As the technology blurs the distinction between papers and television, it becomes increasingly irrational to have different systems of accountability based on technology that can no longer be differentiated in the old way.

How this is done is an open question and, of course, the distinction between balances required of broadcasters but not of papers remains valid. But at some point the system is going to change and the importance of accuracy will not diminish, whilst the freedom to comment remains.

It is sometimes said that the media is accountable daily through the choice of readers and viewers. And of course, that is true up to a point. But the reality is that the viewers or readers have no objective yardstick to measure what they are being told. In every other walk of life in our society that exercises power, there are external forms of accountability, not least through the media itself, so it is true politicians are accountable through the ballot box every few years. But they are also profoundly accountable, daily, rightly through the media, which is why a free press is so important.

I am not in a position to determine this one way or another, but a way needs to be found. I do believe this relationship between public life and media is now damaged in a manner that requires repair. The damage saps the country's confidence and self-belief; it undermines its assessment of itself, its institutions; and above all, it reduces our capacity to take the right decisions, in the right spirit for our future.

So those are my thoughts. I've made this speech after much hesitation .I know it will be rubbished in certain quarters. But I also know this is needed to be said and so I've said it. Thank you.

1.for better or worse
解析:不管怎样
e.g. He promised to take her for better or for worse.
2.deliberately
解析:慎重地;谨慎地;故意地,蓄意地
e.g. I believe the house was deliberately set fire to.
3.preliminary
解析:初步;开端;预备;预考;初试;预赛;淘汰赛
e.g. He spent a long time on polite preliminaries.
These boxers did quite well to get through the preliminaries.
4.whacking
解析:巨大的;极大的;有力的;
e.g. They live in a whacking great house in Hollywood.
5.whinge
解析:嘀咕;抱怨不止
e.g. People who whinge about crime are told that they should leave the country.
6.It's a privilege to do
解析:很荣幸做…
e.g. It's a privilege to deliver a speech here.
7.adverse
解析:相反的;反面的;不利的,有害的;反对的;
e.g. Adverse winds hinder ships.
The expedition encountered adverse weather conditions.
8.ferocious
解析:凶猛的;残忍的
e.g. a ferocious attack; a ferocious lion
9.hostility
解析:敌意,敌视 (+to/toward)
e.g. We had no hostility toward the new neighbor.
10.Reuters 路透社
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