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October 21, 2011

SSP’s unique role in bridging the gap between intelligence and human rights activism is reinforced by our recognition in C4ISR Journal’sBig 25 Awards.” The world of C4ISR—“Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance” —may seem obscure, but these awards recognize some of the most important contributions to international safety you never knew existed.

Every year the Journal of Net-Centric Warfare recognizes programs and organizations they believe are making the most...

October 21, 2011

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative prepared this situation report for the Satellite Sentinel Project.

On 19 October 2011, Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) attacked Sali, Blue Nile. The fighting reportedly lasted 12 hours until the early morning of 20 October.  Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) spokesman confirmed the battle but rejected SAF’s claims that they drove SPLA-N, including former Blue Nile Governor and SPLA-N commander Malik Agar, from the area.  As the rebels fled the area, SAF reports that they left behind their weapons and the bodies of...

October 14, 2011

New satellite imagery and the testimony of a citizen journalist from Sudan got attention on Capitol Hill yesterday in a briefing highlighting firsthand accounts from the Nuba Mountains of the conflict-torn border region of South Kordofan. 

The briefing was hosted by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan effort established in the U.S. House of Representatives to educate Members of Congress on human rights issues and advocate on behalf of human rights defenders world-wide. Thirty Capitol Hill staffers, State Department employees, and Co-Chairs of the Commission...

October 14, 2011

On Thursday, October 13, SSP released a new report documenting atrocities reportedly committed by the Government of Sudan in South Kordofan, “In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention and Extra-Judicial Killings by Abu Tira,” capturing the attention of major media around the world.

Voice of America interviewed Nathaniel Raymond of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and also featured SSP’s report in its breaking news report, “...

October 13, 2011

A new report by the Satellite Sentinel Project, “In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention, and Extrajudicial Killings by Abu Tira,” documents proof that the Government of Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, or CRP, have engaged in war crimes against civilians and internally displaced people who sought refuge in the shadow of the U.N. compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan.

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October 11, 2011

This post by Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast originally appeared on The Hill:

How could U.S. policy toward South Sudan over the last decade be so successful, and its policy toward Sudan be such an abject failure?  The answer to that question partially holds the fate of millions of Sudanese who remain trapped in a state at war with its own people on four fronts and ruthlessly repressing all forms of unarmed opposition.

Over the last three...

October 7, 2011

On Monday, October 3, IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis mentioned SSP in their post, Sudan-South Sudan: What the analysts are saying post-secession.” (source)

When Sudanese Armed Forces stormed into Abyei in May, the George Clooney-sponsored Satellite Sentinel Project claimed footage...

October 6, 2011

George Clooney appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday, October 5, as a part of his media tour that kicked off with a feature in Parade magazine.

Between telling stories about his practical jokes on famous reporters (i.e. Walter Cronkite), and promoting his new movie, Clooney took a more serious tone with Letterman about his...

October 6, 2011

Over the past two weeks, Congress has held two high-level hearings on the ongoing crises in Sudan and South Sudan, continuing to spotlight the unresolved issues that are so crucial to improving stability and security. Both events drew packed rooms—Tuesday’s even filling an overflow room—highlighting the strong public interest in the increasingly dire humanitarian concerns in Sudan’s border region.

Seeking concrete advice and guidance for U.S. policy towards Sudan, members of Congress called for input Tuesday from several Sudan experts, including the Enough...

October 5, 2011

On October 3, Enough Project Communications Director Jonathan Hutson and Nuba leader Nania Konda—who leads humanitarian relief efforts in the Nuba Mountains for the Nuba Relief Rehabilitation and Development Organization—appeared on the live Al Jazeera English news broadcast “The Stream.” The broadcast, which aired in the U.S. and 100 other countries around the world, focused on the Satellite Sentinel Project...

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