Tuesday, January 04, 2005

More about the tsunami disaster

Boing Boing has this posting about amateur video footage of the disaster to add to my previously posted link about blogging coverage. Also very much worth looking at is Simon Waldman's list of Tsunami coverage links - and the more critical posting on blogsperiment. Frequently cited is Wikipedia's entry on the disaster (look at the discussion tab), but dig deeper and their page on multimedia is especially impressive, with a good critical overview of multimedia reporting, as well as some collaborative fact checking (such as highlighting fake pictures).

Looks like bloggers are slowly getting credit for their coverage of events, as reported in The Times of India (thanks to journalismonline@yahoogroups.com for that one), whose list of blogs includes Worldchanging.com, sumankumar.com, and command-post.org.

The Indo-Asian News Service reports 'Web users lend virtual hand to tsunami victims'. It's also interesting to see that Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are now saying on their site that they've received sufficient funds for South Asia and asking that potential donors instead contribute to their general Emergency Relief Fund.

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