Scroll to top

Satellite Sentinel Project in the News: Tune in Today

No comments

Satellite Sentinel Project in the News: Tune in Today

Posted by Mollie Zapata on October 3, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project in the News: Tune in Today

The Satellite Sentinel Project is receiving prominent attention from news broadcasters, including National Public Radio and Al Jazeera English.

NPR’s Brooke Gladstone interviewed Enough Project Director of Communications Jonathan Hutson for the October 1 broadcast of “On the Media” to learn more about the project’s human rights monitoring via satellite.

In the 6-minute interview, Hutson spoke about the Enough Project, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and DigitalGlobe’s daily investigative collaboration to deter a return to full-scale war between Sudan and South Sudan and to hold all parties accountable by detecting and documenting evidence of mass atrocities. “We are gathering evidence that could one day be introduced at a war crimes trial in The Hague,” Hutson said.

Hutson talked about lesser known aspects of the Satellite Sentinel Project, such as Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s ‘Spy Kids’ (the team who tasks the DigitalGlobe satellites, takes the lead on analyzing the imagery, and writes the reports), SSP’s media strategy, training for citizen journalists on the ground, and how SSP has already submitted evidence of mass atrocities and possible crimes against humanity to the United Nations and International Criminal Court.

At 3:30 p.m. Eastern today, Hutson will make another major media appearance, on Al Jazeera English’s “The Stream,” which is based at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and viewed in 100 countries around the world. Unlike traditional news broadcasts, “The Stream” is an interactive, multimedia experience combining live interviews with viewer participation via Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging to create “a social media community with its own daily television programme.”

Al Jazeera English just asked:

#AJstream covering #Sudan, recent Google-mapping project, and Satellite Sentinel– What else should we mention?

Tweet your questions and comments to #AJstream starting at 3:00 p.m. and watch the broadcast live at 3:30 p.m.