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Special Indonesia Earthquake Blog

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Disaster

The helps and donations which come from around the globe on the 6.2 richter scale earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia have been heartening. Indonesians outside Yogyakarta also watch the post-earthquake news very closely some of them a bit confused as to how to make donation and to which institution they can channel their donation through.

To meet all these, the second largest Indonesian university Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta has set up a special blog [1] dedicated specifically to it to give a complete information services: from minute to minute progress, up-to-date news, and information on some institution you can send your donation to along with bank account numbers to transfer money [2], some very important telephone numbers to contact [3], and some relief effort institutions addresses which just set up emergency offices there [4]

The UGM students certainly have done a good job by setting up the emergency special earthquake relief effort blog. Having said that, considering the magnitude of the natural disaster with international interests, they should consider to make the blog into bi-lingual to enable the blog accessible to international readers.