Archive for January, 2009

James Whitlow Delano – From the “Train of Death” to the “Wall of Shame”

By Digital Journalist Monday, January 5th, 2009

© James Whitlow Delano
Hundreds of crosses, each bearing the name of a Mexican or Central American who died trying to cross this border into the United States, have been mounted on the Tijuana, Mexico, side of the border fence referred to, south of the border, as the "Wall of Shame".

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Delayed in Bangkok

By Digital Journalist Monday, January 5th, 2009

© Katharina Hesse
Anti-government protesters demonstrate outside the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 27, 2008. The campaign by the PAD (People's Alliance for Democracy), which began in earnest in May, has paralyzed the Thai government. The group – an alliance of royalists, businessmen and the urban middle class – claim that the government is corrupt and hostile to the monarchy. They also accuse it of being a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains very popular among Thailand's rural poor.

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Haiti’s “Beautiful Catastrophe”

By Digital Journalist Monday, January 5th, 2009

© Klavs Bo Christensen
A young woman praying at Mont Sinai in Gonaives, Haiti, on Oct. 20, 2008. After Hurricanes Hanna and Ike hit Haiti more than one million people are still homeless and in need of everything. Each morning many people walk up Mont Sinai to pray and sing.

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Hairy Friends

By Digital Journalist Monday, January 5th, 2009

© Paul Taggart
Jean-Marie, a Virunga Ranger, back on patrol with other rangers in Virunga National Park after living in an IDF camp, Dec. 6, 2008, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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