8/9/2010 - Islamabad (AFNS) -- The flooding in Pakistan and U.S. relief efforts will not only be covered by traditional Pakistani media sources, but also through popular social media networking sites, "Facebook," "Flickr," and "Youtube."
Pakistan's online media community and citizen reporters can also receive up-to-date information on U.S. flood relief efforts through the U.S. Embassy's website.
Following the tragic and devastating floods on July 29, an estimated 4.5 million people have been affected by the flooding. U.S. Embassy employees and Pakistanis are raising money for emergency relief to Pakistan by texting the donation amount to telephone number 1234, which sends donations to the Prime Minister Fund for Flood Relief.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encourages the use of new social media to not only connect to friends and family, but also to provide a dialogue for understanding, share innovative ideas and important information, and to create social networks.