As we learned during the tsunami of 2004, blogs can be particularly helpful in spreading information about major disasters. A group of Columbia Journalism School students who had spent almost eight months documenting the lives of Burmese refugees in New York for their Master's Project [http://FromBurmaToNewYork.com/], have now built a useful blog about the Burma cyclone - the death toll appears to have crossed 100,000 now.
On the blog you will find everything from the latest news to how you can contribute directly to the victims to information about candelight vigils.
Please visit: http://BurmaEmergency.wordpress.com/
You can contact the students, Divya Gupta, Karen Zraick and Lam Thuy Vo, via divyagupta2[at]gmail.com
They are looking for journalists and others to contribute items.
Help them spread the word - and post your comments on their blog or below.
Earlier on SAJAforum:
- Coverage of the cyclone by Anup Kaphle