In The Annals Of Bizarre Peacekeeping

by Zoë Pollock

Mark Benjamin reports on George Clooney's latest endeavor, the Satellite Sentinel Project. In conjunction with the UN and other organizations, the project will employ private satellites to monitor the situation on the ground in Sudan, in advance of January's referendum on independence:

The images will be analyzed and made public at www.satsentinel.org (which goes live on Dec. 29) within 24 hours of an event to remind the leaders of northern and southern Sudan that they are being watched. "We are the antigenocide paparazzi," Clooney tells TIME. "We want them to enjoy the level of celebrity attention that I usually get. If you know your actions are going to be covered, you tend to behave much differently than when you operate in a vacuum."

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