Transcripts: Arabic | Chinese | French | Persian | Russian | Spanish | Urdu SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Alberto, for not only that kind introduction but your and your colleagues’ leadership of this important institution. It’s a pleasure to be here at the Newseum. The Newseum is a monument to some of our most precious freedoms, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to discuss how those freedoms apply to the challenges of the 21 st century. Although I can’t see all of you because in settings like this, the lights are in my eyes and you are in the dark, I know that there are many friends and former colleagues. I wish to acknowledge Charles Overby, the CEO of Freedom Forum here at the Newseum; Senator Edward Kaufman and Senator Joe Lieberman, my former colleagues in the Senate, both of whom worked for passage of the Voice Act, which speaks to Congress’s and the American people’s commitment to internet freedom, a commitment that crosses party lines and branches of government.
Press release from the OpenStreetMap Foundation • 24th January 2010 This is just a first draft for a page that informs members of the press as well as other media about the ongoing efforts in mapping haiti. Feel free to amend. About the project
[Guest blog post: Jonathan Shuler is the multimedia journalist behind several Ushahidi videos. He has collaborated on the "Haiti trilogy" that includes Haiti 4636 and Ushahidi Haiti .]
Yesterday, with the help of dozens of people from multiple organizations, we launched an SMS short code in Haiti!
More about the crisis and how to help: state.gov/haitiquake About the Author: Katie Dowd serves as New Media Director at the U.S. Department of State. Update: Comcel Voila customers can now access the 4636 (INFO) short code in Haiti to report their needs and locations. A group of engineers from the tech community launched a free SMS relief information service to help people in Haiti. The text message program allows people with Digicel service to text their location and their need to a free short code: "4636" (INFO).
On 7 February 2010, UN-SPIDER appeared in the “W wie Wissen” educational programme run by the German ARD TV network. The entire show zoomed in on the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, leaving a trail of utter destruction and devastation in its wake. National governments, military and nongovernmental organizations rushed the humanitarian assistance to Port au Prince immediately after the earthquake. However, securing fast and efficient response and recovery missions, as well as an effective and timely distribution of aid, required the provision of up-to-date space-based information and satellite imagery. At this point the programme drew attention to the work and role of UN-SPIDER.
Fourth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development” Organised by the
Palantir Technologies is contributing to the Haiti relief effort by providing a public instance of Palantir to enable aid organizations to easily access and share vital data.
google.org + google.com
Google.org is the charitable arm of Internet search engine company Google . The organization has committed over $100 million in investments and grants as of May 2010. To fund the organization, Google granted them 3 million shares during their initial public offering . As of March 2012, Google.org's 3 million shares have an approximate value of $1.84 billion. Google has also pledged to contribute one percent of their annual profits to their charitable organizations. [ 1 ] Among its first projects is to develop a mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can attain 100 mpg (miles per gallon ) (see vehicle-to-grid ). [ 2 ]
InSTEDD has created an evolving platform of technology tools and services based on years of collaboration with our partners around the world. Our systems conform to a set of architectural principles that allow them to be used either as-is or as building blocks for larger solutions.
(Cross-posted from Official Google Blog ) These recent satellite images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti before and after Tuesday's earthquake dramatically show the devastation caused by magnitude 7.0 trembler. Here are before-and-after screenshots of the National Palace and an area of Port-au-Prince: Click to see full-size In order to help the people of Haiti respond to this catastrophe, Google is donating $1 million to organizations on the ground that are rescuing those still trapped and providing clean water, food, medical care, shelter and support to those affected. We'd like to make it easy for anyone moved by the tragedy to respond as well, so we've included a link on our homepage to information, resources and ways you can help , including information on how to donate to organizations including: Direct Relief , Yele Haiti , Partners in Health , Red Cross , World Food Program , Mercy Corps , Save the Children , Lambi Fund , Doctors Without Borders , The International Rescue Committee .
Response Efforts We have been responding to natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by making information such as storm paths, shelter locations, emergency numbers, and donation opportunities easily accessible. Learn about our past responses .
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<a href='http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/h2bf3/index_e.html'><img src='/img/welcome_htv3_e.jpg' border='0' width='752' height='96'></a> Information Questionnaire on JAXA Website Space Transportation Systems
ReliefWeb Maps Haiti