Heba: Thanks for your questions.
There were several – some angry – calls and e-mails criticising the speed of the aid relief effort and the role of the media on the reporting of this unfolding crisis.
The round-the-clock news coverage, increasing newspaper column inches and your own input into the conversation has thrown up yet more questions that we think are worth pursuing.
Sylive asked an interesting question our blog. She says: ‘Why can’t the media, just for once, work together and have a ‘Disaster Plan’ where they nominate one crew to cover the story in different languages and then pass it on to all other media outlets throughout the world, free of charge’?
Perhaps we should’ve had a big boss here in London from Newsgathering to explain whether it’s possible to pool footage and resources with other news networks?
Listening to a weary Nick Davis – one of the BBC’s correspondents out in Port-au-Prince – prompted more questions about what sort of support journalists and aid workers are getting out in the field when working in such traumatic conditions.
Finally, Rachel in New York didn’t like the term ‘looting’ to describe the what she thought is a natural survival instinct. She thinks the media have used the word incorrectly and that it has racial overtones. Do you agree? If so, can you think of an alternative term?
Lots to think about here. Have a look back at Mark’s ‘Media Watch’ blog post. Perhaps we’ve only scratched the surface?
Again, please post your questions here.
You’re raising so many different issues about the earthquake and its aftermath, that we’re inviting a panel of experts to answer your questions. We’re also hoping to have a BBC correspondent in Port-au-Prince. Please post your questions here.