Monday, January 3, 2011

Clooney launches project to monitor Sudan

The folks at Church of the Holy Apostles passed this along. I'd seen it reported in various places. Good to see some efforts at monitoring to preserve the peace.

Clooney launches project to monitor Sudan

"'We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching," said Mr. Clooney. "War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight.'

Mr. Clooney has emerged as one of the most credible voices on Sudan, after visiting the troubled country several times and speaking out on the need for peace there. The actor came up with the idea of satellite surveillance when he visited the tense border area in October. Then he pulled together the unprecedented collaboration and finance needed to make it a reality."

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