15 May 2007

把香港推回中世紀黑暗年代


一幫傳媒道德警察,既是東征十字軍,也是中世紀黑暗時期的獵巫者,每天的主要工作,就是用敏銳得像獵犬一樣的嗅覺,四出搜捕違反他們宗教規條道德標準的言行。但他們卻畏強凌弱,欺善怕惡。不少主流傳媒,販賣色情,剝削女性,但因為人家財雄勢大,十字軍獵巫者明明看見了,卻把頭別開。他們只敢揀弱者埋手,港台的《同志‧戀人》早前被推上火刑架,最新的受害者,是《中大學生報》。

有獵巫者,就有宗教法庭。香港的宗教法庭,名曰淫審處,與影視處、廣管局三位一體,前科纍纍,劣迹斑斑。審裁員看見女性私處就震怒,看見男性陽具就發抖,這種缺乏常識、保守迂腐的審裁準則,數十年不變,於今尤烈。

有宗教法庭,還須民粹群眾。耶穌說,誰沒有罪,就拿起石頭擲她吧!部分主流傳媒忘了自己又是如何淫亂缺德傷風敗俗,二話不說,向幾位手無寸鐵的莘莘學子投以亂石。學生報內容如何「出位」,廣大群眾,連影子都沒看過,但一犬吠影,百犬吠聲,在輿論帶導群眾附和下,同學連反駁的機會都沒有,瞬間被亂石擊成肉醬。

本來,一所自由開放的大學,即使最離經叛道的聲音,都可以在免於恐懼的環境下辯論交流。北大校長蔡元培,身家擔保,奔走呼號營救被北洋軍伐拘捕的示威學生。我不期望中大師長會有蔡元培的人格擔當,但今天同學面對外界指控司法壓力,至少,不應未審先判,未判先罰。乍見孺子將入於井,皆有怵惕惻隱之心,但中大校方以校譽作為擋箭牌,將學生置於學校的對立面,以圖劃清界線,如此作為,與落井下石有分別嗎?

《中大學生報》情色版為何「出事」?有傳播學院教授說,是因為「部分內容涉及人獸交及亂倫,是被裁定為『不雅』的主要因素」。教授德高望重,權威不容懷疑。但身為學者,理應客觀持平,憑良心說公道話,若然「情色版」這樣的問卷內容是二級不雅,全港起碼有九成銷量的報紙,都不能免於被檢控被定罪被停刊的命運,不知大教授有沒有作過認真的學術研究?

先有獵巫者,再設宗教法庭,又來了民粹的輿論和群眾,再加上毫無承擔的大學師長,就是這樣,一下子把香港推回中世紀黑暗年代。

明報 2007-05-15

3 comments:

Vicky said...
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Vicky said...

香港果真是個充滿矛盾及「畸形」的地方!當這事發生的時候,人們會說:「大學生是成年人,不應談這些『離經叛道』的話題!」。可是說到要懲罰,人們就會當他們是小孩子,不由分說的「邊打邊罵」!再講,新一代的父母親不是經常說,不要以上一代的打罵方式教導子女,而是要跟他們溝通嗎?還有,我們小時候想講性,家長總說:「大個了才說啦!」。但原來身為「大人」的大學生談性也不能,那究竟何時才能談性呢?莫非我們做事總有雙重標准???

Anonymous said...

sam,

With all due respect, I was disturbed and compelled by this old post that the HK journalist or news editor last years supporting the Chinese University Students to do such a irresponsbile act.

As much as you want to support freedom of expression, freedom of press, you have to play a role in society as a responsible person, a responsible media.

Some of the survey contents are sensitive in nature, we have to be politically accurate. Can the student newspaper disclaimed as survey subheadlines or footnotes by saying "the content may make some readers feel disturbed, please judge appropriately as you proceed".

We often use 學術自由 to rationalise these type of borderline media projrct but what hypothesis or research paper that these Chinese University student newspaper editor are doing. Public might not know the intent but average person can give an eduacated guess.

As much as we want support human right, freedom of expression but time and often we abuse. If they are doing research paper, by all means make the general public feel that way.

We all have character (personality) flaws. We tend to prove that we are right. It's never about right or wrong.

We live in media age now. It not important what these university student does and why. It's about how these unversity student are being perceived.

The same thing applies to any one of us, media professionals like you, need to be more senstive in how we are being perceived.

Just a 2 cents.