April 9, 2010
I’m working on a story that requires me to know a bit about a place I’ve never been. I’d appreciate hearing from anyone who’s ever lived in or visited La Gonâve, an island off the coast of Port-au-Prince. Get in touch.
Thanks to those who’ve already submitted the Rebuilding Haiti news survey–and by this Saturday’s midnight deadline, too. The rest of you: which stories about Haiti’s reconstruction do you want me to cover?
April 8, 2010
Disorganized Diaspora Remain in the Fringe of Post-Earthquake Decision Making Process
NEW YORK – For years, Haitians living overseas have been the lifeline of the troubled country, sending billions of dollars to relatives back home. But now as the international community…
Read the rest on The Haitian Times
FYI: articles are behind a pay wall. I won’t apologize for that though. Opinion is helpful, plentiful and cheap. Gathering news, verifying sources, physically being where news is, costs money. I had $2 in my pocket, a monthly train pass and (thankfully) a packet of cashews when I covered Haiti’s donor conference at the United Nations. The delegates ate a $30 lunch. So, pay to read my article. Think of it as subsidizing my lunch. 🙂
HAVE A STORY IDEA? LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. And don’t forget: submit the Rebuilding Haiti news survey and questions for World Bank economist Dilip Ratha.
APRIL 26th UPDATE Click here to read the full article.