In An county, Sichuan province, our reporter meets anger and frustration. Left to fend for themselves, villagers curse the government.
Lin Di goes to Beichuan Qiang in Sichuan and meets an earthquake survivor rushing back to search for her father.
Reporter Lin Di drove 160 kms north of Chengdu to the mountainous region of Jiangyou and Pingwu on the Fujiang river. He saw schools flattened, with blood-stained drawings on the few walls still standing.
Burma's cyclone Nargis has exposed a secretive society in which the junta and its supporters enjoy privileges far removed from the lives of ordinary Burmese. Tyler Chapman visited central Maymyo, home to many of the country's elite and now a vital part of Burma's military-industrial complex.
Monks play a pivotal role in Burma, and never more so than in times of crisis. In his reporter's diary, veteran journalist Tyler Chapman describes what he observed of this unique relationship between monks and lay citizens when he attended the Ananda Festival in Bagan this year.