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Marc Herman

I work on GV's Language Exchange project, and am a journalist. I'm from California, have lived for long stretches in Jakarta, Indonesia, and now live in either Barcelona, Spain or Barcelona, Catalunya, depending on your point of view.

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Latest posts by Marc Herman

29 June 2010

Spain: The Prospect of Catalonia Competing On Its Own

The participation of the Spanish National Team in the 2010 World Cup renews the debate whether the autonomous community of Catalonia should send its own team to the international competition.

11 February 2010

Haiti: Why All The Stories About Orphans?

A month after a seven-point earthquake destroyed much of southern Haiti, the fate of children, and particularly orphans, has become the main story in many corners. But Haitian voices on...

30 January 2010

Haiti: Wired Money May Help Rebuild Before Aid

With phone lines being restored in Haiti, money sent from families abroad “by wire” is again arriving, and helping reconstruction even where international aid has not arrived. Remittances from family...

22 January 2010

Haiti: Shelter Coming Both Too Slow and Too Fast

Talk is already turning to reconstruction in Haiti. Early reports on the damage pointed mostly to lax construction standards, but Marc Herman takes a closer look.

18 January 2010

Haiti: Online Maps Shift from Charting Damage to Targeting Aid

Marc Herman takes a closer look at some maps that humanitarian aid responders are using to communicate the evolving situation in Haiti’s earthquake zone. Nearly a week after the disaster...

16 January 2010

Haiti: Instances of “Looting,” but Little Confirmed Evidence of Post-Quake Violence

Four nights after the Haiti earthquake the airwaves and the Internet are seeing a raging debate over blogs and news media's use of the word “looting." Marc Herman offers a...

13 January 2010

Haiti: Experiences of the Earthquake

So far the casualty reports from Haiti's earthquake have focused on the terrifying statistics, but very few names had been attached to those numbers. Here is a look at some...

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