Latest posts by Marc Herman
29 June 2010
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
30 January 2010
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 members living abroad represented at least thirty percent of Haiti's Gross National Product before the January 12 earthquake.
22 January 2010
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
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 -- and aftershocks equal to major temblors -- the maps and satellite imagery are proving some of the most reliable information available.
16 January 2010
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 look into blogs and press from all over the world.
13 January 2010
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 of the experiences that the survivors of this natural disaster are sharing online...