Tag: haiti earthquake

by Anne Nelson

This article was co-authored by Mayur Patel Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti last January, killing more than 230,000 people and leaving several million inhabitants of the small island nation homeless. Though natural disasters are common, the humanitarian response this time was different: New media and communications technologies were used [...] more »

by Michelle May

I recently spent a week in Port au Prince, Haiti, helping in a tent hospital set up at the airport. When I arrived back in San Francisco, I wrote about my experience in Haiti on my blog and posted pictures I had taken. I also posted photos on my Facebook profile, including images of smiling [...] more »

by Susannah Vila

When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Doctors Without Borders had 1,300 followers on Twitter. Now, it boasts over 13,000. The Red Cross follower count shot up by just over 40,000 people in the weeks following the quake. If technology wasn’t already transforming the public role of the non-governmental organization, it has now brought [...] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Clothilde Le Coz just returned from Haiti, where she was part of a Reporters Without Borders mission. This is a special report about how Haitian media are responding to the disaster. The photos were taken by the author. In two weeks, Haiti will be forgotten by much of the world. After foreign media leave, which [...] more »