Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year? Well that’s a matter for debate. The events in South East Asia can only be described as catastrophic. The countries effected by the tsunami spread from Somalia to Indonesia. Over a hundred thousand are dead and I suspect that the real death toll is much, much more.

The response of ordinary people once more is amazing. How much has been raised worldwide by people digging into their pockets? The various governments have donated millions also. Every little bit helps.

But it doesn’t end there. This disaster will have aftereffects which will last for many years. Soon the bosses of Sky News and co. tell their reporters to wrap up and go home or move on to the next war or disaster. That I suppose is the nature of their job. Old news doesn’t sell. But well done to those reporters who have highlighted the plight of the ordinary people.

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