Fred H. Cate is an associate professor of law and faculty advisor to the Federal Communications Law Journal, at the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. He is also senior fellow of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy Studies. He edited International Disaster Communications: Harnessing the Power of Communications to Avert Disasters and Save Lives ( Washington, D.C., 1994), and is the author of Media, Disaster Relief and Images of the Developing World ( Washington, D.C., 1994).
Joel R. Charny is policy director of Oxfam America, a private, nonprofit international agency that funds self-help development in poor nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He has been working with Oxfam America since 1980, serving as Southeast Asia projects officer, Asia regional director, and overseas director. Charny has written extensively on relief and development issues, especially those related to Asia. His opinion pieces have appeared in a number of major newspapers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald-Tribune, and Wall Street Journal.
Edward R. Girardet has been an independent journalist and producer since 1989, covering international current events, development, and envi-