Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Take a look at these two screen captures of recent scenes from Haiti. An Australian Television reporter is handed a baby who'd been pulled out from the rubble alive, after four days. He's her first aid provider.
These two scenes from recent tv coverage of Haiti relief efforts highlight the ethical issues which media organizations surely must be facing as they try to capture the horror and devastation of the recent earthquake in Haiti. What are news agencies telling their staff who arrive in Haiti: are they telling reporters to help to rescue people, or telling them to remain objective bystanders? Should they help pull people out and distribute water and food, or should they just cover the story?
Sunday, January 10, 2010
"Dear Ms. Bessner, your blog came to my attention because I have a google alert on Defiance Bielski. When I read about Lidiia and Ilya I felt compelled to respond to such an amazing and uplifting description of their lives. Because of my background I need to tell people about the Bielski Brothers and what they were able to do despite the overwhelming oppression and murderous intentions of the Nazis of their time and the would be oppressors of our time. It is not impossible to win, what the Bielskis have done was deemed impossible but as we now see there are many thousands of people here because they said 'nothing is impossible'."