Monitoring Human Rights From Space

Friday, September 30, 2011


There are parts of Sudan too dangerous and too remote for journalists to get to—meaning they can't cover some of the human rights abuses that have plagued the country. The Satellite Sentinel Project uses, you guessed it, satellites to shed light on what's happening on the ground in Sudan. The project is, in part, the brainchild of George Clooney. (Yeah, that George Clooney.) Brooke talked with the Satellite Sentinel Project's Jonathan Hutson.

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clopha deshotel from Bridgeport CT

Great story!

Please include other "wise use" of technology such as NYTimes article on "Libyan Rebels Reportedly Used Tiny Canadian Surveillance Drone"

And the genre of "serious gaming" that may have begun with the Darfur situation years ago.

Oct. 01 2011 09:52 AM
Jonathan Hutson from Washington, DC

I'd like to thank producer Chris Neary and co-host and managing editor Brooke Gladstone. And I'd like to invite NPR's listeners to become part of the world's first early warning system for human rights and human security by following our Satellite Sentinel Project on Twitter (@SudanSentinel). I'd also like to acknowledge and thank DigitalGlobe, the Colorado-based, commercial satellite firm which provides our satellite imagery and additional satellite analysis.

Sep. 30 2011 09:32 PM

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