Stories from 16 January 2010
Haiti: Raw video footage
From current.com 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 workers and survivors stating their need for aid: they see the planes full of supplies and/or food, but see none...
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 look into blogs and press from all over the world.
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 and development, as well as introducing Drupal to Arab readers.
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- he has not seen one good movie that deserves the award.
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 with specific needs that have to be covered.
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, and so on”: how can they hear posts an update and photos from one of the hardest hit areas in...
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
HaitiAnalysis.com 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 right to allow practical impediments get in the way of help. It is OK to let the fact that it’s...
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 the Haitian drama. I am afraid that we become accustomed to the misery and harden our hearts to the tragedy,...
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 and Tobago's contribution to Haiti's relief effort.
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 to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.
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 has so far not seen any foreign aid or rescue teams in the part of the city where she has been treating the injured.
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 Give Well and not just give Dead Aid.”
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 America, to giving around the world”.
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 Caribbean people in Europe or elsewhere.