Indonesian Bloggers Unite To Provide Media Coverage and Aid for Victims of Natural Disasters
I would like to take a bit of your time to tell you about this group that I joined recently.
‘Blogger Peduli’ (Bloggers who care in English) is a Network of Bloggers and Blogger Communities, whose main concerns are issues regarding places in Indonesia where Natural Disaster strikes, the people who are victims of these disasters and how to aid them. This non-profit community will, fore and foremost, provide news and information on and about these events via their member’s network of blogs. They are also open for any form of aids, assistance or partnership from other parties who would like to help.
At the moment we are consolidating for the Earthquake that hit Indonesia on Sunday, 4th of January. The 7.6 magnitude tremor struck north of the city Manokwari in Irian Jaya (West Papua). We are monitoring the situation out there and trying to share any news and information we could get. You can read more about it on BBC News site.
You can read more about them in their blog (Indonesian only for now) at http://bloggerpeduli.com.
You can also join the mailing-list , or the Facebook Group.
Alternatively you can follow them via Twitter or Plurk.
This is a great and noble initiative by Indonesian Bloggers, one that I am proud to be a part of. Let’s hope that the group can continue to grow to its potential and to serve its goal to help Indonesian people.