15 January 2010

Stories from 15 January 2010

Haiti: Blogging daily updates on human and logistical situation

  15 January 2010

As of January 14th, the blogger at Haiti Solutions updates the logistical situation of the ” Frères de l'Instruction Chrétienne en Haïti” [Fr] while Réseau Citadelle [Fr] publishes Alain Paret's list of survivors and casualties in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.

Haiti: Getting the Word Out

  15 January 2010

Those of us outside of Haiti can only imagine the stark reality of daily life in the earthquake's aftermath - but amidst attempts to find loved ones, efforts to administer to the wounded and the overwhelming task of getting relief to those who most need it - bloggers in and around Port-au-Prince are finding the time to communicate with the outside world, which is desperate for news from those closest to the disaster.

Mauritania: Hanevy Ould Dahah Remains Imprisoned

  15 January 2010

In June of 2009, Global Voices Advocacy was the first to report that Mauritanian editor Hanevy Ould Dahah, who runs leftist site Taqadoumy, had been arrested over a comment left on the site. Ould Dahah, sentenced to 6 months in prison, should have been released on December 24, however, on December 26 it was reported by blogger Nasser Weddady on Dekhnstan, that Ould Dahah was still being held.

Barbados, Haiti: Helping our Neighbours

  15 January 2010

“Remember how Barbados struggled when one house collapsed into a cave? We couldn’t rescue five people with everything we had on the island and a special team in from the United States. Now think about Haiti”: Barbados Free Press challenges the Caribbean community “to take 10% of Haiti’s population from...

Jamaica, Haiti: Help to Haiti

  15 January 2010

Jamaica's Yardflex.com reports that dancehall artist Beenie Man has pledged to help Haitian earthquake victims, while Montego Bay Day By Day urges compatriots to “give until it hurts and then give some more.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Remember the Tax?

  15 January 2010

“With Trinbagonians distracted with the upcoming Carnival, Beyonce and now Haiti, the new Property Tax seems all but forgotten”: KnowTnT.com posts a reminder.

Nigeria: Nigerian bloggers take on would-be bomber Umar Abdulmutallab

  15 January 2010

On December 25th, the world was taken by surprise when news broke that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian citizen, had nearly succeeded in detonating explosives on a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit. At first, many Nigerians reacted with shock and disbelief, some even doubting whether Abdulmutallab was truly a Nigerian.

Haiti: Renowned Haitians announced dead

  15 January 2010

Though communicating inside and outside Haiti has been a huge challenge and most people have not been able to have reliable -if any - information concerning their relatives and friends, news has come, interestingly enough, from bloggers outside of Haiti, about famous people missing or already declared dead.

Egypt: Bloggers arrested over Naga Hammady Visit

  15 January 2010

Egypt today arrested 20 bloggers who were visiting Naga Hammady in Upper Egypt to pass their respects to those killed in a sectarian outburst on January 7. Seven people were shot dead and several injured when an assailant gunned down Christian Copts leaving a church after the Christmas mass. The bloggers visit was to show a united front against sectarianism.

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

  15 January 2010

Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, many of whom are still trapped beneath the wreckage of their own homes.

Uzbekistan: War of the monuments

  15 January 2010

14th January is celebrated as the Day of Defender of the Motherland in Uzbekistan. On the eve of this day, a grand opening ceremony of the monument “Oath to the Homeland” took place in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The monument depicting an oath-taking soldier and a benedictory woman behind...

Haiti: Oxfam streams Survivor testimonies and takes questions

  15 January 2010

Through video streaming service Ustream, @PierreCote organized a live video show where at 10:30 pm, survivor Philippe Barthole who worked at Multilink Haiti dialed in through Skype to speak in French and Creole about the earthquake aftermath at Port Au Prince. He described it as apocalyptic and highlighted the dire...

Russian Bloggers React to Haiti Earthquake

RuNet Echo  15 January 2010

Reaction of Russian bloggers to the devastating earthquake in Haiti is diverse and sometimes unexpected. The cataclysm provided an opportunity for sorrow, support, contemplation and self-observance.

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