Posts Tagged ‘Haiti

17
Mar
10

On air: Revisiting Haiti and Chile.

Haiti’s earthquake on January 12th lasted 35 seconds and resulted in around 200,000 deaths.

The Haitian government and international agencies estimate that Haiti will need $11.5bn (£7.55bn) to rebuild after the devastating earthquake.  

Chile’s seismic tremor on February 27th, was 500 times stronger, measuring 8.8 in magnitude, compared with Haiti’s 7.0.

Yet the number of casualties lay in the hundreds. There was far less physical damage to structures and phone lines in Santiago began operating again within hours.

Continue reading ‘On air: Revisiting Haiti and Chile.’

02
Mar
10

On air: Is looting ever acceptable?

Since we talked about the Chile earthquake last night, how to control looting has moved to the top of the agenda.
Continue reading ‘On air: Is looting ever acceptable?’

25
Feb
10

Is disaster tourism acceptable?

Hi I’m Zoe Graham. I am one of the international journalism postgrads from University College Falmouth and am helping to produce the WHYS programme today with the rest of the team. Continue reading ‘Is disaster tourism acceptable?’

18
Feb
10

Is it good to give?

Hi – I’m Polly, one of the International Journalism MA students from Cornwall, UK, who will be taking part in the World Have Your Say programme next week…here is my first blog.

I wonder how many of you have donated to charity recently?

Just eight days after the earthquake hit Haiti, donations in excess of $305 million had been received and are still pouring in now. Continue reading ‘Is it good to give?’

21
Jan
10

Your reaction to what’s happening in Haiti

Today’s subject may not be very specific as some we choose, but we wanted to make room for the multiple reactions, emotions and issues that you’re talking about with regards to Haiti. These are some of the questions you raise… Continue reading ‘Your reaction to what’s happening in Haiti’

19
Jan
10

Media watch

LATEST : we’ll be discussing this on today’s show. I watched one British network last night who had their two main reporters with the anchor at the end and were told “well done and thanks” for covering the story. Another had a strap line “fears of food riots growing” even though there hadn’t been any.

Anyway,there’s been a lot of you commenting on the role of the media in Haiti.

This blogger for example questions the need for spaces on UN flights to go to journalists and wonders if it’s right to have “play-by-play” type reporting when someone is being dug out from the rubble. Continue reading ‘Media watch’

18
Jan
10

On air: Your Haiti questions – updated

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.

Continue reading ‘On air: Your Haiti questions – updated’




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