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浙江传媒学院肖瑶:All thumbs, big progress
来源:21世纪英文网  时间:2012-04-20 11:53

肖瑶:浙江传媒学院选手,第17届21世纪杯全国英语演讲比赛三等奖获得者。

自我介绍:

我,一个性格活泼开朗,做事认真,喜欢挑战的女生,就读于浙江传媒学院英汉双语播音专业。作为主持专业的学生,我在校期间先后在山西日报社和太原电视台做过实习记者;是CCTV希望之星英语大赛浙江赛区的长期主持人。自小学琴,曾参加过山西省艺校音乐会手风琴独奏表演。英语一直是我的最爱,因此小学开始我就参加了全国级、省级十余种类型的英语比赛。在学习英语的过程中,我了解了很多世界上其他国家的政治经济文化,也更加注重培养自己的国际视野,力争做一名胸怀世界的中国人。

演讲稿:

If you always drag yourself into internet, it’s hard for you to overlook the video which appeals for taking actions to ban the illegal organization in Uganda. Visit to the webpage has exceeded 60 million times on YouTube, FaceBook, and Twitter in just 6 days.

That clip of video was made by an American charity group called “invisible child”, which accused crimes committed by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a notorious terrorist organization in Uganda. The fuzzy images of young boys mutilated by the rebel warlords in the clip shock the whole world—they kidnap children from their parents and give guns to these kids. What they had exactly done is really evil. In 26 years, they have kidnapped thousands of children to LRA, turning the girls into sex slaves, and boys into soldiers. What’s worse is that he made them disfigure others’ faces, and even forced them to kill their own parents! So when the journalist asked one of the kids who ran out of LRA what was his dream, his answer was desperately—“to die”. This is not about just a few children; it’s being 30,000 of them.

However, without websites like YouTube spreading information in the internet, 99 percent of the people in the world won’t know what LRA is and what crimes it has committed. And power of netizens will not congregate to generate a surge of public pressure, urging international society to take actions to help those miserable kids in Uganda.

Indeed, the development of technology makes communication much easier. It is humanity’s great desire to belong and connect that enables us to see each other and hear each other. Nowadays, we could learn from the outside world and respond to voices from people of underprivileged. In a word, technology entails enhanced humane care and social responsibility. We can’t forget the appalling tragedy last year happened in a world top-500 manufacturing company in south China. 13 young workers in their late teens and early 20s committed suicide in quick succession. The whole incident spread in a very fast speed in the internet, leading to extensive social concern about both physical and mental conditions of migrant workers. The positive consequence is that entrepreneurs are now trying to put more efforts in the improvement of welfare of migrant workers. It is likely that in the near future, humane care will become the very essential in the business culture in China.

Not long ago,LRA, the terrorist organization in Uganda I mentioned at the beginning, received a  depressing announcement for its members. The international society had decided to send troops to provide assistance, not combat, to help people who suffer the pain and threat in Uganda. In October 2011, 100 international advisors were sent to central Africa to assist Uganda’s army to arrest LRA terrorists. It was also the first time for Uganda’s government to take actions because people demand it, not for self defense, but because it is right. Who can imagine that snap fingers on the internet could make such a huge difference and stir up such a big wave of progress on seeking human justice.