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15 January 2010

Stories from 15 January 2010

Haiti: Blogging daily updates on human and logistical situation

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...

Haiti: Getting the Word Out

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...

Haiti: History of Earthquakes

Repeating Islands gives a history of earthquakes in Haiti.

Mauritania: Hanevy Ould Dahah Remains Imprisoned

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...

Barbados, DR, Haiti: Good vs. Evil

Regional bloggers lash back at American televangelist Pat Robertson, whose comments about the Haiti disaster left a bad taste in their mouths.

Barbados, Haiti: Helping our Neighbours

“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...

Colombia: President Álvaro Uribe's Bid for Third Term

While Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has expressed an interest in running for a third consecutive term, changes in the Constitution are needed to allow this. A recent recommendation by the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Making a List

Trying to make sense of the disaster in Haiti? Lists from Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Free Radio suggest a place to start.

Jamaica, Haiti: Help to Haiti

Jamaica's 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...

Egypt: Stuff Younger Generations Won't Know

JessyZ – Chocolate Mints in a Jar – created a list of the things younger generations won't know.

Haiti: Bastion of Music Education Destroyed

Africlassical is sad to learn that the earthquake in Haiti destroyed the country's École Sainte Trinité, where Julio Racine taught music.

Trinidad & Tobago: Remember the Tax?

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

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

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...

Bangladesh, India: Positive Outcomes Of Sheikh Hasina's Visit

Sushanta Das Gupta and Kh. A. Saleque at E-Bangladesh summarizes the positive outcomes of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recently concluded trip to India.

Haiti: Renowned Haitians announced dead

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,...

Egypt: Bloggers arrested over Naga Hammady Visit

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...

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

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...

Haiti: Finding Trapped Survivors Using Twitter

Twitter users are using the tag #rescuemehaiti to direct help to specific locations in Port-au-Prince and around Haiti where there are known survivors who are trapped or in need of...

Uzbekistan: War of the monuments

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...

Haiti: Oxfam streams Survivor testimonies and takes questions

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...

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