Tsunami Help Home   Enquiry   Missing Persons   News Updates   Help Needed   Help Offered  

Thursday, 30 December, 2004

BBC World Airs Info about this blog today on NPR

Today morning BBC World (http://www.theworld.org/) tech news correspondent called me up to interview about the bloggers contribution to Tsunami relief. Excerpts will be aired today on 'The World' program of NPR (National Public Radio http://www.kera.org/radio/default.lasso). The aired times are 2:00PM and 9:00PM Central times on 29th December 2004. You can listen to the radio online.

It happened, Bloggers voices are over the National Public Radio.

http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com founders
Rohit Gupta of http://www.worldchanging.com/rohit_bio.html
Dina Mehta of http://radio.weblogs.com/0121664/
and contributor Me http://www.ramdhanyk.com/, interviews are broadcasted on National Public Radio.

You can listen to rebroadcast at 9:00PM Central, 10:00PM Eastern, 7:00PM California Time on 29th Dec 2004 and 8:30 AM Indian Standard time on 30th Dec 2004, using this link.

Via: http://www.theworld.org/ Internet journals -- or weblogs -- have become popular outlets for internet-users....and they've often been a place of refuge for people in times of crisis. The World's Clark Boyd reports on how survivors of Asia's tsunamis are using weblogs to help deal with the aftermath of the disaster.

Here is the link to the audio transcript: http://www.theworld.org/content/12293.wma

Over here in Dallas, I have been coordinating in spreading the awareness about the blog basically through Desi radio www.radiosuno.com and other local TV channels and they have been airing the blog name. Hopefully this helps to gather more resources to reachout to the victims.

6 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous Anonymous said :

It almost sounds like you're saying some good has finally come of this disaster...

Thu Dec 30, 11:10:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I agree, its nice that your effort is being noticed, but lnaguage should exclude words as "awesome" etc

Thu Dec 30, 11:52:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This is disgraceful. In the face of such a disaster, some of us can afford to spare time and energy for publicizing ourselves.

We dont need to change the world at the moment, Nature has already done an appalling job at that.

Thu Dec 30, 01:12:00 PM IST  
Blogger Toria said :

Congratulations on a job well done and keep up the good work people. Yes, the world is becoming a smaller place and we are all helping in some small way. Good luck and may your internet connection not die.

Thu Dec 30, 01:48:00 PM IST  
Blogger Ram Dhan Yadav said :

Thank you guys for pointing out the usage of proper english.

Regarding the comment of publicizing, the effort that is being put by me is not about gaining popularity. This part of the world is very much disconnected and there are lot of people who are looking for information about the ways and means they can contribute to the relief efforts.

This blog is being put in place as a one stop shop for tsunami relief efforts and broadcasting its information over radio and tv is helping people over here in dallas to get access to information about relief organizations, help lines and much more.

Thu Dec 30, 01:58:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Thank you for editing your original post. I am sure you are all good people but that original post really took away from the good this blog is doing.

Thu Dec 30, 10:54:00 PM IST