· February, 2011

Stories about Disaster from February, 2011

South Korea: Libyan Protest in Seoul

  25 February 2011

South Korean, Arabian and Libyan activists held a protest near the Libyan Embassy in Seoul today demanding the removal of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, South Korean photographer @photo0301 posted photos of today's protest.

Tanzania: Netizens comment on bomb explosions at army base

  18 February 2011

At least 30 people have been killed in multiple bomb explosions after an accident early Thursday at Gongo la Mboto army base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At least 22 people died in 2009 following massive explosions at an ammunition depot at Mbagala army base in Dar es Salaam. This is a roundup of reactions from blogosphere and twittersphere.

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

  18 February 2011

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought. The immediate impact has been rising food prices, indeed its implication on food security has prompted the United Nations' food agency to issue a warning to the world's grain markets.

North and South Korea Mark Kim Jong-il's 69th Birthday

  16 February 2011

Whilst North Korea celebrates its leader, Kim Jong-il's 69th birthday today, South Korean human rights activists sent a rather unconventional birthday gift to Kim: gigantic balloons carrying leaflets lambasting the regime. South Koreans net users took the opportunity to speculate how to ignite social changes in North Korea.

Bahamas: Fire on Bay Street

  15 February 2011

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe posts photos of yesterday's tragic fire in Nassau, commenting: “What a sad loss of those beautiful old buildings.”

Australia: Cyber Cyclone Yasi Strikes

  3 February 2011

Category 5 mega Cyclone Yasi struck the North Queensland coast of Australia late on Wednesday and both the old and new media have played complementary roles during the crisis. Read this post to know why #duckhand is a trending topic in Australia and its link to the cyclone disaster.