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VOA常速英语新闻:肯尼亚讽刺政客节目受到追捧(双语)

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电视节目XYZ,现在是第七季,使用木偶讽刺肯尼亚的政治家和其他名人。
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The XYZ Show, now in its seventh season, satirizes Kenya's politicians and other personalities using puppets.
电视节目XYZ,现在是第七季,使用木偶讽刺肯尼亚的政治家和其他名人。

No well-known figure is spared, and right now, political candidates are being lampooned in the lead-up to next week's election.
没有知名人士能够幸免,而现在, 即将参加下周选举的政治候选人也受到讽刺。

"People in Kenya love politics—we eat, live, sleep politics," said Brian Kyallo Msafiri, the show's director.
“肯尼亚人民喜欢政治—我们吃饭,生活,睡觉中都在谈论政治,” 节目导演布赖恩·卡洛·穆斯法说道。

"And especially toward an election year, that's all people talk about.
“特别是在这个选举年,这所有人谈论的话题。

I'd say right now, the whole country is very polarized and people have taken sides and all conversations, whether on social media, on streets, on corners, in villages, is all revolving around politics.”
我现在想说的是,整个国家非常极化而且人民已经占据主导,而所有对话,无论是在社会媒体,在街道,在角落,在农村,都是围绕政治。”

One of the show's fans is Jacquie Mwai, a public relations consultant from Nairobi.
贾克尔·穆瓦是该节目的粉丝之一,她是内罗毕的公关顾问。

“So the humor brings in a way of softening up what we're really thinking about these politicians, especially with all the scandals they have.
“这种幽默为我们真正思考这些政客带来一种软化的方式,特别是他们的丑闻。

It's good to use humor to expose these people without making it tense for Kenyans, especially during this political time,” she said.
用幽默的方式来揭露这些人而非让肯尼亚人感到紧张非常好,尤其是在这个政治时间段。”她说道。

But a show that pushes boundaries and presents the country's leaders in a less-than-positive light is bound to spark criticism .
但一个大打擦边球且以一种消极的方式呈现国家的领导人的电视节目秀势必引发批评。

Nevertheless, XYZ's creator and co-producer, who goes by the name Gado, said the show's success means Kenya is moving in the right direction.
然而尽管如此,被称为加多的XYZ的创造者和制片人表示节目的成功意味着肯尼亚正朝着正确的方向前进。

“Sometimes, yes, we've been threatened and we've been sued, threatened to be sued.
“有时候,是的,我们一直受到威胁而且已经被起诉,威胁要被起诉。

I think the television we've worked with have received numerous complaints from politicians and threats also.
我认为我们一直工作的电视台收到大量来自政客的投诉和威胁。

This can only show you that Kenya as a democracy is growing," said Gado.
这告诉你的是,肯尼亚的民主正在增长,“加多说道。

Director Msafiri believes that XYZ also is encouraging Kenyans to reflect on their responsibilities as citizens.
导演穆斯法相信XYZ也是鼓励肯尼亚人反省自己作为公民的责任。

“The beauty also about the show is that it gives Kenyans an opportunity to look at themselves because we choose the leaders that lead this country," he said.
“这个节目其中的真谛是给肯尼亚人机会来看看自己,因为我们选择领导人来领导这个国家,”他说道。

"So when we poke fun at our leaders, in a sense we are also poking fun at ourselves because we are poking fun at the choices we make.”
“所以当我们取笑我们的领导人们,在某种意义上我们也是在调侃自己,因为我们在取笑自己做出的选择。”

The show is funded by grants from the Ford Foundation and Open Society Institute, among others.
这档节目是由福特基金会及开放社会研究所等出资赞助。

词语解释

1.satirize v.讽刺

His cartoons pitlessly satirize the top politicians nowadays.
他的漫画无情地讽刺了当今的政界要人。

2.candidate n.候选人;应试者

There are three candidates for the vacancy.
这一空缺有三名候选人。

3.consultant n.顾问;咨询者

Of all the consultants, only Mr. Wang gave us some proposals in point.
所有的顾问当中,只有王先生提了一些中肯的建议。

4.scandal n.丑闻;反感

The scandal caused tempests in the newspaper.
那件丑闻在报纸上引起阵阵风波。

5.criticism n.批评;评论

He is impervious to criticism.
他对批评我行我素。

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