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VOA常速英语新闻:联合国庆祝世界无线电日(双语)

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周三(2月13日)是世界无线电日,联合国称这一天是为了庆祝媒体,鼓励各大广播网和社区广播为促进言论自由而努力。
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Wednesday (2/13) is World Radio Day. The United Nations describes it as a day to celebrate the medium and encourage major networks and community radio to promote freedom of expression.
周三(2月13日)是世界无线电日,联合国称这一天是为了庆祝媒体,鼓励各大广播网和社区广播为促进言论自由而努力。

UNESCO, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says radio continues to evolve during the digital age. But it says radio is still the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. It can save lives during disasters and allow journalists to report the facts.
联合国教科文组织称广播在数字时代会继续发展,但广播仍是全世界受众面最广泛的媒体,能在灾难中拯救声明,帮助记者报道真相。

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that following the Korean War, it was radio that served as a lifeline to the outside world.
联合国秘书长潘基文说,朝鲜战争过后,正是广播发挥了联通与外部世界生命线的作用。

“We had radio. And radio helped open my eyes and ears to the world. Since its invention more than a hundred years ago, radio has sparked the imagination, opened the doors for change and served as a channel for life-saving information. Radio entertains, educates and informs. It promotes democratic expression and influences ideas,” he said.
 “我们当时有广播,广播使我接触到外部世界。自从100多年前得以发明以来,广播激发了想象力,打开了变革的大门,传递着拯救生命的信息。广播能娱乐、教育人们,还提供信息知识,促进了民主表达,影响了人们的思想。”

词汇解释

1.medium n. 方法;媒体;媒介;中间物

Through the medium of the Syrians Greek culture penetrated Persia.
通过叙利亚人作媒介, 希腊文化渗透到波斯。

2.spark vt. 发动;鼓舞;求婚

The proposals are expected to spark heated debate.
这些提议估计会引起激烈的争论。
 

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