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Haiti Double Feature

Posted January 11, 2011 | 17:46:19 (EST)

I am reminded time and time again that for every interview and piece of information I try and share with readers about Haiti, I am only able to scratch the surface. Tonight on PBS, two really strong documentaries dig deep into issues in Haiti that not only provide insight into...

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Haiti Double Feature

Posted January 11, 2011 | 17:43:35 (EST)

Tonight on PBS, two really strong documentaries dig deep into issues in Haiti that not only provide insight into the situation now post earthquake but reveal the truths of how desperate the situation was prior to the earthquake.

It is especially important to remember that lack of education and employment...

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Hope for Haiti's Unemployed

Posted January 11, 2011 | 13:47:03 (EST)

Great ideas always come out of MIT. This one isn't any different. Konbit is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number in Haiti toll-free and through easily understood Creole prompts, recorded by Haitian radio personality Bob Lemoine, answer questions as to what skills...

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Disaster: A Serious Game

Posted November 2, 2010 | 17:37:55 (EST)


Stills from "Inside the Haiti Earthquake"

Immediately after the earthquake in Haiti, I was a journalist with the goal of finding a story on a strict deadline but I was surprised...

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Open Hearts, Open Homes

Posted September 24, 2010 | 11:22:57 (EST)

Sometimes the most basic ideas are not in our heads until someone plants them there.

Obviously many children were injured in the earthquake in Haiti. Obviously, there are certain injuries that can not be properly treated in Haiti and need the medical expertise or facilities that only the US can...

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6 - 5 - 10

Posted August 5, 2010 | 18:30:14 (EST)

Six. Five. Ten. This is not a date to remember but rather an observation -- a note I made to myself recently. Six -- last week was six months since the earthquake devastated Haiti. Five -- this month is six years since Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans....

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Haiti - Destination Unknown

Posted July 13, 2010 | 13:53:16 (EST)

I spent the six month anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti discussing donations, distribution and the state of Haiti at this juncture with Claudinette Jean.

After running a toy drive, I still had some donations I was trying to get to Haiti. I had been frustrated that,...

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Haiti's Newest "Hot Spot"

Posted July 2, 2010 | 13:00:13 (EST)


Paolo Chilosi, who runs Multilink, a leading internet provider in Haiti, boldly stated that the internet is as vital as food and water for Haiti less than two weeks after the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.

MultiLink's mission hasn't changed much since...

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When is a Blog, Not Just a Blog?

Posted May 18, 2010 | 18:25:42 (EST)

A video from Inveneo, one of the organizations involved in the Haiti ReWired blog.

Evan Hanson from Haiti ReWired said something that really stood out to me recently in an interview....

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Sharing is Caring

Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:28:26 (EST)


The slide show above includes examples of photos taken in Haiti that are available for various uses through the Creative Commons' license.

"Sharing is Caring" - at least that's a...

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The Aftermath Of Disaster - Bearing Witness

Posted April 22, 2010 | 19:00:01 (EST)

Haiti Earthquake Aftermath Montage from Khalid Mohtaseb on Vimeo.

Khalid Mohtaseb was on the ground shooting in Port-au-Prince less than a week after the earthquake hit Haiti on January...

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Can Social Networks Save The World?

Posted April 19, 2010 | 15:56:42 (EST)

The New Haiti Project from Amanda Lin Costa on Vimeo.

Michael Kutch co-founder and project manager of The New Haiti Project certainly thinks so. He believes the immediacy...

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