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16 January 2010

Stories from 16 January 2010

Haiti: Raw video footage

From comes the series of raw videos by afitzgerald showing different aspects of life in Haiti after the quake. Shown are tent cities, makeshift morgues as well as aid...

Haiti: Instances of “Looting,” but Little Confirmed Evidence of Post-Quake Violence

Four nights after the Haiti earthquake the airwaves and the Internet are seeing a raging debate over blogs and news media's use of the word “looting." Marc Herman offers a...

Egypt: I quit my job so I can blog!

Blogger Isis announced that she finally resigned from her job so she can live a better life, with one goal in her mind: a better future.

Egypt: New online design magazine

Loksha is a new online magazine, that has been recently launched by Zeinab Samir, who is interested in covering news related to the latest in the field of web design...

Egypt: Best movies for Oscar

Egyptian director, Amr Salama, discusses [Ar] some foreign movies screened in 2009. In his opinion, the Oscars committee will face difficulties in deciding the best movies, because -as he says-...

Haiti: Citizen Videos of the Aftermath

Through online video, both live and recorded, people come together to help Haiti: whether by showing different aspects of the tragedy, by keeping others informed or by bringing together volunteers...

Haiti: Cell Provider Back On Line

Pwoje Espwa – Hope in Haiti is pleased that cellular service provider Digicel is back on line, which “will make communications much easier.”

Haiti: Remembering Jacmel

“I couldn’t help remembering how Jacmel looked like at 4:50pm on a regular day. Normally, you have people sitting in their homes, walking in and out, working in their businesses,...

Haiti: Pictures & Stories

Heartbreaking stories from The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog here, and photos of some of the damage from Real Hope For Haiti, here and here.

Haiti: Aristide's Announcement and Repeating Islands report on Aristide's announcement that he is ready to return to Haiti.

Bahamas: The Easy Way Out?

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel takes issue with the alleged statements of her Prime Minister when it comes to helping Haiti: “The message that [he] is sending is that it is all...

Cuba, Haiti: The Time to Help

“It especially frightens me that three months from now the suffering will no longer be a headline in any newspaper and people will have ceased to feel the urgency of...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Come Better Than That

“Tell me we could do better than $1 million US. Tell me that we can do better than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie”: The Manicou Report is disappointed in Trinidad...

Sri Lanka: List of web resources for Haiti earthquake information and help

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that the ICT4Peace Foundation has created a page on its ICT4Peace Inventory wiki that links to a number of updated information sources...

Morocco: Why is Tzipi Livni Welcomed Here?

A Moroccan Voice questions why Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni is wanted in Britain but welcomed with open arms in Morocco.

Haiti: Time Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

Keziah Furth is a 24-year old American nurse who works with kids in Haiti. Keziah warns that unless food, water, and medical supplies come quickly, many will die needlessly. She...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Giving Well

“With all the heartbreaking images from Haiti, the compulsion overwhelms to help”: Peace.Soul.Spirit.Tse. shares why she is giving her contribution to Partners in Health: “It is because I want to...

Why should South Asians Donate For Haiti?

Sridhar at South Asian Philanthropy project explains why South Asians should donate for Haiti: “South Asians are very diverse in their giving – from giving to causes here in North...

Haiti, Cuba: Cooperation

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse posted a long speech [Fr] by Fidel Castro, who states his pride at the historical cooperation in the field of medical studies between Cuba and Haiti.

Haiti: “Solidarité Haïti”

After a few days of silence, the collective blog Solidarité Haïti, born after the 2008 hurricanes, has eventually posted [Fr] about a dozen solidarity and relief efforts led by French...

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