Forget the news channels — or the newspapers for that matter: when it comes to finding out what’s really going on, it looks like blogging is increasingly (but not neccesarily always) the answer.
The indispensable Global Voices Online, a blogging aggregation and summation project run out of Harvard, provides an in-depth look at the news that bloggers are providing, live out of the eastern Congo, in this post.
One of the most notable contributions is from the Virunga National Park’s official blog, Gorrila.cd, which is tracking the attempts of their rangers to reach the relative safety of Goma, fleeing the fighting between Congo’s national army and Tutsi rebels which has been happpening inside the park.
Stop Genocide’s blog provides some background insights into the complex dynamics of the east Congo conflict here.
With the advent of the web, the world is a much, much smaller place. We can no longer plead ignorance.