giovedì, febbraio 24, 2005

Piccoli equivoci

Divertente rettifica del New York Times a proposito di un paio di foto della Reuters: gli sciiti raffigurati non piangevano e si flagellavano a causa dei modesti risultati elettorali – come indicato nelle didascalie – ma nel contesto di un rito religioso (durante l'Ashura, per la precisione).

"The caption on Feb. 14 for a picture by Reuters with the continuation of an article about the Iraqi elections misstated the reason Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, a Shiite cleric, was weeping. He was participating in a mourning ritual as part of Ashura, a holy Shiite festival - not reacting to results showing that his political alliance had won a slim majority of seats. A second caption for a Reuters photo misstated the reason a Shiite was shown flagellating himself in a Baghdad procession. He was taking part in the same mourning ritual, not celebrating the election outcome".
The New York Times, sezione "Corrections".

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