Sunday, January 02, 2005

Blogs to the Rescue

More on Paola's South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami blog, which "has evolved into one of the most visited and important clearinghouses of information on the Internet about the epic tragedy. The site, which had nearly 270,000 hits through Thursday, is now run by dozens of volunteers and offers up-to-date news, hotline numbers and relief efforts details." See earlier post.

1 comment:

PamB said...

Isn't it amazing the media attention and donations the Asian disaster has received, yet a few weeks ago it was finally reported that Iraq had over 100,000 of dead civilians ! Pictures on the net of children with bandaged heads and missing limbs elicited no Attention from the national media, nor any fund raising efforts for these women and children. Again, it shows the power the American media has over the masses. Thank goodness for BBC, Atimes, Reuters, Scotsman, etc.