The tragedy really begins to unfold

Reviewing my various RSS feeds, I’m literally taken aback by the sheer volume of commentaries about the Asia earthquake/tsunamis disaster by bloggers. One feed in particular captured my imagination – first-hand accounts by Evelyn Rodriguez in Crossroads Dispatches. Evelyn was in Thailand on holiday and was caught up (and injured) in the tsunami there. She […]

Tsunami help campaign

Om Malik is doing a great service in promoting an easy way you can find out how to contribute your help to the victims of the earthquake/tsunamis tragedy in Asia: I have been getting a lot of email from folks wondering how to help the victims of the tsunami-earthquake tragedy that has taken place in […]

A dark New Year’s Eve

They’ve got this right. From a detailed Reuters report this New Year’s Eve: BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Aircraft, naval vessels and trucks struggled Friday to deliver aid around stricken southern Asia as the death toll passed more than 124,000 from a tsunami that darkened the world’s New Year. A dark New Year’s Eve indeed. […]

Bloggers without borders

Via Loic le Meur, I’ve just seen Bloggers without Borders, launched last week: Bloggers without Borders is a citizen journalism hub, dedictated to raising conscience for, and about, events around the world. We use the tools and exposure of modern citizen journalism as a means to lend a hand in the creation of awareness and […]

10,000 tourists still missing

Ten days after the Indian Ocean tsunami, Western governments are still struggling to produce precise figures for their missing citizens, BBC News reported today. The death toll among foreigners currently stands at 396, the BBC said, with about 10,000 tourists missing or feared dead. Germans account for the highest number of victims among tourists so […]

Watch out for tsunami relief email scams

The millions of dollars donated by individuals to relief efforts in Southeast Asia have brought criminals and scammers out of the woodwork, US government agencies and private anti-fraud groups warned last week, reported. Internetworld quotes Jim Lanford, the co-editor of in an online alert, saying, “Within hours of the earthquake and tsunami, scams […]

Tsunami help wiki for broadcasters launched

Launched yesterday – Broadcasters-Tsunamihelp, a new wiki-based portal that aims to ensure there is coordination between broadcasters and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the wake of the Asian tsunami disaster: This site attempts to get an overview of how various organisations around the world have reacted to help broadcasters affected by the December 26th Earthquake and […]