The Satellite Sentinel Project is an initiative that uses commercial imaging technology from Google and DigitalGlobe to track possible human rights violations, and has already turned up evidence of mass graves and war crimes in Sudan. It all sprung from an initial idea by actor-turned-activist George Clooney, who tells the LA Times that the project avoids international incident by bypassing diplomatic routes and directly taking satellite images as private citizens. Check the link for more, including what Clooney learned from Bono about being a celebrity with a cause.
Satellite Sentinel Project enlists George Clooney and Google in fight against Sudan war crimes
LA Times has a feature up detailing George Clooney's involvement with the Satellite Sentinel Project. The project uses satellite technology from Google and DigitalGlobe to track evidence of human rights violations in secretive states like Sudan.