Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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Re: Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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I have just been reading the comments under these photos on Luxor Time's facebook page. Some have naturally commented on the impact images like this have, and others have said it's no problem for tourists - it's safe! I have added my own and will repeat it here.

'The dangerous thing about these pictures is that there are no captions or explanations. A vast number of people will see these images and only see negativity and feel fear.'
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Re: Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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HEPZIBAH wrote: 'The dangerous thing about these pictures is that there are no captions or explanations. A vast number of people will see these images and only see negativity and feel fear.'
I agree. When Scandinavians learn about pro Morsi demonstrations in Luxor, they usually think that I am stupid to want to go back to my home there. Everyone understands it, though, when I then remind them that demonstrations are people's right and do not equal trouble.

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Re: Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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Last night I gave the journalist some benefit of the doubt for their not being any captions or article with the photo's as they appear to have been posted via phone 'on the spot'. However, having checked today I still see no explanations with the photo's and consider this bad journalism.

The protest may well have been peaceful. Comment has been made that there were women there too (hmm sadly not sure that really stands for a lot sometimes ). However, displaying photo's of a large protest and also images of police personnel carriers and police with riot shields gives out a message and that is not a good one.

Good journalism, in my opinion, is about explaining a situation to others by words, possibly assisted by the use of photographic evidence. It has been said that a picture can paint a thousand words - but can they really replace the words needed for the wider picture!
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Re: Luxor demonstrations tonight (Monday 15th July 2013

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I wonder how many people actually attended though.
I would have liked longer shots, just to get a clear indication of the numbers.

A carefully framed picture of 100 people can give the impression that the crowds are much bigger than they really are..
(thus allowing the Fearful Ones imagination's run riot... ;)
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