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· March, 2011

Stories about Disaster from March, 2011

Jamaica: The Sea & Radioactivity

“The news out of Japan gets grimmer by the day”: Labrish Jamaica is concerned.

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Haiti Grassroots Watch takes “a closer look” at Monsanto's seed distribution in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake.

Japan: The Tsunami, God and Man

A few days after the disaster that killed more than ten thousand people, Italian vice-president of the National Research Council (CNR) Roberto De Mattei and Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara left...

Serbia: Gaddafi's Cyber Army Oppose Rebels and NATO

A Facebook page entitled "Support for Muammar al-Gaddafi from the people of Serbia" has become a show of support for the controversial Libyan leader, with over 62,500 members. Libyan opposition...

Haiti: Not Like Japan

Toussaint on Haiti has been avoiding news of the Japan earthquake for fear of “triggering sad memories”, noting that stories of recovery there “really b[ring] home…the dysfunction that exists in...

South Korea: Application for Radiation Levels Checkup

As minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in South Korean atmosphere, intensifying the already heightened fear over Japan's nuclear crisis, South Korean web developers debuted an...

Russia, Japan: Sakhalin Residents’ and Chernobyl Survivors’ Reactions to Fukushima

Ksenya Semenova writes on OpenDemocracy.net about the reactions of Sakhalin residents to the situation in Japan: “I have some friends in Japan […]. From their relations and from the internet...

Japan: Relief Tweets for Refugee Parents

As the situation at the nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi remains unstable and the government warns about the high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in vegetables and tap water, infants'...

Spanish-Speaking Bloggers React to Earthquake in Japan

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake which shook Japan on March 11th has provoked reactions from Spanish-speaking bloggers from all over the world. After reviewing news of various disasters around the world...

Myanmar: Post-Earthquake Stories from Aid Workers

Myanmar is still reeling from a 6.8 earthquake which hit the country two days ago. Our Myanmar-based author translates interviews and stories of residents and aid workers who witnessed the...

Russia: Unexpected Results of Radiation Mapping

The crowdsourcing project of mapping radiation levels in Russia measured by private dosimeters not only became an interesting case of digital activism, but also showed some effects its creators didn’t...

Myanmar: Photos of Earthquake Disaster

A 6.8 earthquake hit northeast Myanmar on the evening of Thursday 24 March, 2011, which was felt in nearby Thailand and as far away as Vietnam and China. The quake...

Japan: The Importance of Getting Back to Normal

As more time passes since the devastating Earthquake that shook Japan on March 11th, people in Japan are feeling the need to return to normal and put the disaster behind...

Jamaica: Loving Japan

Jamaipanese explains why “the disaster in Japan has helped…show why [he] love[s] Japan.”

Japan: Fundraising through art

A group of international artists realized paintings and drawings dedicated to the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The works are part of an open project called Tsunami,...

Japan: Hoarding Water in Wake of Radiation Fears

South Korea's blogger/citizen news site, Wikitree posted a photo sent by a Japanese net user which shows people hoarding bottled water in big supermarket chains in Tokyo, reflecting heightened fears...

Macedonia: QR Campaign to Aid Japan

It.com.mk noted [MKD] that Kalina Zografska, Kristijan Ivanovski and Iva Dujak started an independent campaign using QR codes containing Japanese proverbs, quotes and links, to promote the humanitarian concert “Heart...

Haiti: Developing Aid

“The agenda of development aid should not be set by people so far removed from the uncertainty of life that has dominated human existence for the majority of time”: Throwing...

Macedonia, Japan: Anime vs. Reality

poljaff, a contributor to Japan@MK blog, compared [MKD] the experiences of learning about Japanese culture and disaster response by watching the award-winning anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 a year ago, and...

Republic of Congo: Plane Crashes in Downtown Pointe-Noire

The blog Congopage reports that an Antonov airplane crashed in the city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo [fr]. Congopage also wonders why the media does not mention that...

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