2014.08.27【英译中】叙利亚战火无处不在,詹姆斯▪弗雷们举步维艰(4/n)——完结

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“There is a lot of loneliness and isolation,” Jim told Medill students during that talk in 2011. “You need to talk to a lot of people about the realities of this kind of stuff” before heading into a war zone.

“在那里你经常很寂寞,被隔离,”2011年吉姆这样告诉梅迪尔新闻学院的学生们。在走向战区之前“你需要把这些事实告诉很多人”。

As Jim spoke to my students about his experience in Libya, I reflected on how much he had grown as a reporter. But I also worried. “You should take a desk job editing,” I suggested to him, maybe at GlobalPost’s headquarters in Boston.

当吉姆给我的学生们讲他在利比亚的经历,我在思考吉姆作为一个记者成长了多少。但我也为他担心。我建议他找一份办公室的编辑工作,比如在波士顿的全球邮报总部。

Why don’t you spend time with your family, give your mom a break from worrying? I said. I’d met his mother, Diane, during one of her trips to Washington to talk to government officials about securing her son’s release.

我问他,为什么不多花点时间陪陪家人,让他的母亲少为他担心一点。他的母亲黛安曾来华盛顿和政府官员谈论关于安全释放吉姆的事,那时我见过她。

Jim agreed and said he’d give it a shot.

吉姆同意了,说会尝试一下。

Balboni told me that “it was great having him” in Boston, “but he was obviously like a caged lion.” Passion prevailed. Jim wasn’t a desk guy. Later that year, he headed back into Libya.

巴尔博尼告诉我吉姆在波士顿也非常棒,但是他看起来就像一只关在笼子里的雄狮。热情占了上风。吉姆绝不是一个呆在办公室的家伙。在那一年的下半年,吉姆又回到了利比亚。

“I’m drawn to the front lines,” he told the Medill students.

“前线深深地吸引着我,”他告诉梅迪尔的学生。

Jim was at the front lines, blurred or nonexistent as they are in today’s conflicts, when he was captured. He believed, rightly, that giving Americans a complete picture of the Syrian conflict means going beyond officials’ statements. Jim also knew well that the cost of getting the truth could be high.

吉姆在前线被俘虏,那些战线在当时并不像今天这样清晰。他坚信为美国人民描绘一个完整的叙利亚战争意味着超越官方的言论。吉姆也深知获得真相的代价有多高。

But the cost in not getting the full story is real, too — we have fewer witnesses to the historic events unfolding in Syria and elsewhere.

但不能知晓真相的代价也是实实在在的——发生在叙利亚或其他地方的历史性事件有越来越少的见证人。

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