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They collectively own a satellite, run a website, and report uncensored news on things that you definitely wont find on Fox or CNN. Take notice to the names above. Yes. When you notice that something is wrong… you get the urge to do something about it. They’re doing something about it.
I heard about it from the following (this is directly from their site):
In a segment on PBS NewsHour on March 17, Tom Bearden reported on the Satellite Sentinel Project’s use of imagery from space to track and document the deliberate razing of villages in the Abyei region of Sudan.
PBS NewsHour visited DigitalGlobe’s satellite control room and analysis center in Colorado and sat down with the Enough Project’s Jonathan Hutson to discuss the significance of having private satellite companies monitor violence in Sudan in real-time. Hutson explained:
We’re not telling the president of the United States something that he doesn’t already know. We’re not telling leaders of other nations something they don’t already know through their own satellites. What’s new and transformative here is that we can share high-resolution, commercial imagery from DigitalGlobe so that you can see the same information that lands on the president’s desk during his daily Sudan briefings.
Juxtaposed with imagery from uprisings across the Middle East, Bearden emphasized the impact that new tools promoting transparency – like commercial satellite images, supplemented with reporting from the ground and shared through social media – are having on public opinion.
You can view the video here.