Tues 12 Jan 2010, 16hr 53min local time on camera,
and later same week, direct reporting from:
31o to 33o C, 88 to 92 F, this week-end Weather,
control tower damaged,
runway ok (view from
traffic on main roads, Dessalines, parts of
J. Brown, Delmas and Tabarre ok), airport
jammed Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 Jan 2010,
Trans-Atlantic flights must refill return fuel
somewhere before approaching
no more fuel at the airport or elsewhere,
stand-by in surrounding countries and islands
near Haiti. Port-au-Prince airport saturated.
Swedish aid planes waiting in Curacao.
Belgian aid planes waiting in DR. In
planes must have armed security on ground.
Delmas, 2, 31, 32, 33, 45, 48, 83, 89, 60, 95, 105,
Ponts de Musseau bridges ok, district destroyed,
Eagle Market ok,
La Plaine, shaked but mostly ok,
Bon Repos, Ibo Beach, Gonaives, ok,
Hotel El Rancho ok,
Palais National badly damaged,
Hotel Le Plaza,
Bel Air, Cathédrale, nearly totally destroyed,
Av du Travail parts destroyed,
Carrefour près épicentre détruit en grande partie,
Pétionville, mostly ok,
Hotel Kinam ok,
Route de Kenscoff, ok,
Barbancourt rum, La Boule, Clémenceau,
Femat, Fo Jak, Ayiti,
Orphelinat de Kenscoff, buildings shaked
but everyone is ok,
Situation unsafe on the Jimani road,
very strong escort recommended.
Think people are desperate for
water, food, anything, many have
nothing left, no clothes, no shoes...
Many streets and parkings blocked
by gathered dead bodies. Very strong
smell of urine, feces, garbage, and
(épicentre terrestre à Gressier) more
Everywhere surrealistic nightmare visions
and hallucinations of intense suffering
and inhuman torture, far beyond Dante
and Bosch, but all very live, live on tape,
of the whole world’s televisions, with
grownups and children amputated with
knives and bare hands on the streets, in
cries and tears, with extreme human being
distress, directly into your living-room, deeply
into your mind and your sub-consciousness,
all as a macabre archetype for ever...,
with mobile phone sms from under the rubble,
begging on the 5th day of the disaster,
“we are not dead yet, get us out”...
Sunday 17 Jan 2010
Saturday 23 Jan 2010
Send help to well-known organizations,
anything getting through saves lives:
Hundreds of reports like those above
in many languages show that this title
is not quite accurate.
Better would be: “Hell now, in
Something could be done, there and now!
USA, Canada, France, Belgium, Europe,
The question is not if, but when it will happen again...
Strong candidates to a similar catastrophe:
Haiti again, Dominican Rep, Japan, Tehran,
predicted on several TV channels, 21 Jan 2010,
won’t say didn’t know...!
Variations in earth magnetic field
of terrestrial plasma before major
quake and volcanic activity could
be early warnings ?
Plaza, El Rancho, Ibo Lele, Kinam...,
consulting on development issues,
these poor quality concrete building
techniques were questioned instead
for one-storey wooden-houses or of
Japanese building materials combined
with security measures and catastrophe
hard core dwelling for which there would
be enough building ground space,
no realistic answer was ever given...
Reports are listed in a chronological order when
they are received and updated thereafter.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
After a natural disaster like the recent earthquake
to put together, produce multimedia and interactive
elements in addition to text stories.
Web Journalist Blog, in collaboration with
10,000 Words, has put together a list of maps,
graphics, slideshows, interactive content and
social networking efforts coordinated by
mainstream news media to report the damage
as well as ways you can donate to relief efforts,
in this Digiphile post.
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Labels: news on the news
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In what seems to be a growing trend, colleges and
universities are pairing with traditional news media
to cover underserved communities and populate
hyperlocal news sites.
The New York Times recently announced that it
will partner with The
The UC Berkeley
with several news organizations, including a notable
partnership with financier
Warren Hellman and public radio station KQED to
form a non-profit online news operation.
You can read about similar partnerships
The trend raises the question: are media organizations
using college journalism students to fill the gap of
traditional reporting and better serve local communities
or are students being used as cheap labor?
It is worth noting that college journalism students are
often bright and talented young journalists looking to
hone their skills in an academic environment.
Some students, especially those in graduate programs,
often have substantial experience in the newsroom or
have worked previously as a full-time journalist.
The partnerships can benefit both the students who gain
practical experience and news media that can expand
the reach of the newsroom.
But are news organizations avoiding paying full or
part-time reporters in favor of tapping the skills of
students who only require academic credit rather than
Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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