Journal : Jiefang Daily Date : Author : NA Page No. : 4
URL : http://newspaper.jfdaily.com/jfrb/html/2015-12/06/content_154581.htm

6印度官方Photo Shop莫迪视察照

Xinhua news

Over the past few days, Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, experienced its strongest rainfall in nearly a 100 years, resulting in serious flooding and around 300 deaths/casualties. On December 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Chennai to inspect the disaster.

However, the Indian Government Press Informational Bureau posted a doctored (modified) image on social media of PM Modi inspecting the floods, triggering criticism.

On December 3, Modi posted on his social media page an image of himself in a helicopter looking down at the floods through the window. Along with the image he included a message that he “feels pained” looking at the floods.

However, the Press Informational Bureau on its official social media page published an identical image in which buildings submerged from the floods were very clearly visible through  the window in the helicopter. Evidently the picture was doctored.

The image was soon taken down but not before a large number of internet users were able to take screen shots of the image. A lot of people criticised the Press Information Bureau for making light of a grave situation (of the floods).

A senior Indian government official stated that the Prime Minister’s office was shocked at the publishing of a doctored image and demanded that the Press Information Bureau authorities strengthen its regulatory (control) system

The Press Information Bureau later responded by expressing regret and cited an unexpected “misjudgment” that the two images were accidentally merged.

 

新华社特稿 印度南部泰米尔纳德邦近日遭遇百年来最强降雨,引发严重洪灾,已造成将近300人死亡。3日,总理莫迪视察邦首府金奈的灾情。
然而,印度政府的新闻信息局却在网上“晒”出一张修饰过的莫迪视察照,引发非议。
莫迪3日在社交网站上发布了一张视察灾情的照片。照片中,他从一架直升机的窗户向外望去,窗外景象十分模糊。他在留言中说,自己对所看到的灾情“感到痛心”。
然而,新闻信息局在其官方社交网站上发布的同一张照片却显示,直升机窗外一些建筑物遭水淹的景象清晰可见。显然,照片经过修饰。
虽然修饰照随即被删除,但还是被大量网友“截图”。不少人指责新闻信息局不该拿洪灾开玩笑。
印度政府一名高官说,总理办公室对修饰照片感到震惊,已要求新闻信息局官员加强规章制度。
就修饰照片一事,新闻信息局晚些时候回应称,因“错误判断”,两张照片被意外地合并在一起。新闻信息局对发布上述照片表示遗憾。

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