Stories about Disaster from August, 2008
Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.
As flooding plagues parts of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeremy Taylor says: “It’s odd that a country with a TT$45 billion budget, and a desire to become a ‘developed nation’ by 2020, can’t figure out how to fix its drains.” Jumbie's Watch posts photos.
Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.
Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.
Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).
Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits is 30 years in the making, when military forces displaced the Indigenous communities of the Yukpa by force and established landowners who have cattle ranches and have been working the lands ever since.
angieindo visited Banda Aceh, Indonesia and was able to witness the post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in the area.
Elena uploaded photos of the Boeing-737 crashed outside the capital Bishkek on Sunday where 25 people of the 90 people on board have survived.
On Aug. 21, Columbia Journalism Review published Julia Ioffe's overview of several Russian journalists' blogging from the war in South Ossetia. Featured in her piece are reports by LJ user krig42 (Komsomolskaya Pravda reporter Dmitry Steshin) and LJ user ep-news (Evgeny Poddubny, correspondent for TV Center). Below are a few more blog posts from Russian and North Ossetian journalists, with photos and accounts of what they've seen in the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali over the past week.
All Things Pakistan is in pain after yet another suicide bomb blast in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people: “In what continues to be war on and in Pakistan, Pakistanis continue to die. Pakistan continues to cry.”
People's reactions here are really confusing ... ehm ... and amusing as well. Ok, believe it or not, but some people here were really happy that a fire has destroyed Egypt's iconic Parliamentary building.
Aug 19 is the 100 days of Sichuan earthquake, Wang Ning posted photos of Beichuan earthquake zone for memorizing the deaths.
The View From Fez reports the tragic story of a family that drowned near Tangier, Morocco last week. The accident occurred when two young girls were playing near the dam and were sucked in. Three family members who tried to rescue them also drowned.
Classes are suspended in north Philippines because of a strong storm, as twitted by amazingpig.
Egyptian bloggers are in a daze, after the country's iconic Parliament Building, went up in flames earlier today. And while an official reason has yet to be announced for the cause of the fire in the 19th century palace, which houses the lower parliament or Shura (consultative) council, bloggers are seething - though not lost for words.
A number of Tbilisi residents gathered in front of the Russian embassy Saturday for a protest prank against looting. LJ user oleg-panfilov posted photos of the items left by the protesters for the Russian army; LJ user tony-geo called to Georgians to take care of the refugees' needs first, before getting involved in the "information war."
The View From Fez shares the sad story of a recent bus crash in Morocco in which 8 passengers were killed, and forty more were injured.
Recently two Fire fighters died in a fire accident, a fireman blogger pointed out that the fire teams have been suffering from inadequate facilities and staffs back up that puts their life at risk.
One year after a powerful earthquake struck the southern part of Peru, many bloggers look back and note the lack of progress. Most of the blame falls on the local, regional, and national governmental officials that often promised a lot, but delivered very little. However, other bloggers remember the mobilization by Peruvians at home and abroad.
Marginalia sums up various aspects of Latvia's support to Tbilisi in the wake of the Russo-Georgian war.
The terrorist attack that took place in Tripoli, Lebanon, is the most fatal since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri in February 2005. The place and the target of the attack are of serious implications and may have grave consequences on Lebanon as a whole. This may be one of the reasons why the media and the blogosphere is giving it so much coverage, writes Moussa Bashir, who brings us more reactions from Lebanon.