Watch this “documentary about Share Conference held in Belgrade, in April 2011. It was the first of its kind and it gathered the leaders in digital activism, artists from the field of new media and recognized musicians.”
Click here to read Kimberlye Kowalczyk’s (Managing Editor) photo essay from ten days in the tsunami affected areas in Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) in April, 2011.
On April 10th there was a protest in Tokyo against the building of nuclear power plants in Japan. 15,000 gathered, an unprecedented number for a protest in Japan on this issue. Watch this video.
Here in Japan we are watching the number of missing people rise every hour, in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit yesterday afternoon off of the Northern Pacific coast. Tsunami warnings continue and aftershocks were felt every 20 minutes throughout the night in the vicinity of Miyagi Prefecture. Here at www.mediaforpeacebuilding.com, we pray that those in the affected areas are safe, warm, and finding all of the support they need in the coming days and weeks. Following are a list of websites related to the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
Al Jazeera video of the tsunami: click here
BBC website on earthquake relief efforts: click here
Fon Community gives free wifi access at hotspots in Japan: click here
Japan Society Relief Fund: click here
New York Times satellite photos of Japan, before and after Tsunami: click here
An inspiring and revealing clip from Democracy Now’s Sharif Kouddous, interviewing Egyptian protestor’s in Tahrir Square, Cairo. Watch here.
For those of our readers residing in Japan, here is an opportunity for you to see/hear Anna Baltzer speak at Kyoto University (Yoshida South Campus) on November 16th at 18:30. Anna Baltzer is a Jewish American Human Rights advocate who has been sharing her eye-witness account of human right’s abuses in the occupied territories of Palestine, worldwide. For more about the speaker, you can view her website.