More Haiti Links

Following up on my Martin Luther King Day post, here are some more links that expose mainstream media bias and deepen historical and political understanding of Haiti:

Homeless Camp
Homeless Haitians set up tents near the Presidential Palace, in the aftermath of the earthquake. Credit: Marcello Casal. Photo available under a Creative Commons License.

Haiti: Absent in Life, Death and on the Evening News, by Amanda Furness (Women’s Media Center).

Media Promotes Flawed Haiti Narrative (Brown Man Thinking Hard)

Haiti: news, skewed coverage the IMF, and other stories (The Daily Kos)

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, In Haiti, Words Can Kill (TomDispatch)

Doctor: Misinformation and Racism Have Frozen Recovery Effort at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince (Democracy Now).

To Heal Haiti, Look to History not Nature by Mark Danner (New York Times)

Rich People Things with Chris Lehman: Looting Overtakes the Media (The Awl)

In addition, Elizabeth Eslami examines how misinformation on Haiti spreads and reproduces in social media, while my friend Anil Bhattarai warns how Nepal (especially the Kathmandu Valley) could be the next Haiti.

What Haiti links have helped you better understand the catastrophe in Haiti and the world’s response to it?

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