Jonathan Hutson's blog

Jonathan Hutson, J.D., Director of Communications, is responsible for leading media relations and strategic communications efforts for the Enough Project. In 2010, Jonathan led successful negotiations to launch the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), which blends technology, human rights advocacy, and field research to deter full-scale war between Sudan and South Sudan, and to promote greater accountability for mass atrocities committed there by any party. SSP -- the world's first open-source human rights and human security early warning system -- is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Enough Project and DigitalGlobe.

Prior to joining Enough, Hutson served as Chief Communications Officer at Physicians for Human Rights in Cambridge, MA. He has held the position of Communications Director at several national NGOs, including Amory Lovins' Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, CO, and Public Justice, a national public interest law firm in Washington, DC. Hutson created and led Dialogues Online: Racial Healing in Your Hometown, a public/private partnership between America Online and the Western Justice Center Foundation. He co-authored Bridging the Racial Divide: Interracial Dialogue in America. He took a Master's in French Language and Literature from Michigan State University and earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Alan Boswell's White Whale

This rebuttal, which was originally featured on Foreign Policy, was written in response to Alan Boswell’s July 9 article that characterized the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project's efforts to end genocide and hold all parties in the Sudans accountable for mass atrocities as "morally charged and culturally hip do-goodism" in service of a "clear political agenda."

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#LovefromSudan

This piece originally appeared in The European Magazine. One year ago, South Sudan celebrated its independence. As the country takes its first hesitant steps and learns to walk in freedom, the international community must remember that the risk of mass atrocities within Sudan, and the risk of war between Sudan and South Sudan, is far from over.  Read More »

British Documentary Reveals Dramatic Evidence of Sudanese Crimes in South Kordofan

A new British documentary film presents graphic visual evidence that the Sudanese government has committed crimes against humanity by bombarding civilians in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan. "Unreported World: Terror in Sudan" will premiere on the UK's Channel 4 on Friday, April 13 and Channel 4 reporter Aidan Hartley agreed to answer five questions from Enough Said.  Read More »

Why Clooney Makes a Difference: Five Questions for Bishop Andudu

George Clooney and Bishop Andudu - Enough - Robert Padavick

The Rt. Rev. Andudu Adam Elnail, a Nuban community leader who goes by Bishop Andudu, serves as the Anglican Bishop of Kadugli, the capital of the conflict-torn region of South Kordofan, Sudan. He recently responded to questions on Clooney's capacity to focus the attention of worldwide media and senior policymakers in Washington, D.C., on the plight of the Nuba people of South Kordofan and Blue Nile who face a campaign of indiscriminate bombardment and starvation by the Sudanese government.  Read More »

Detainee Recounts Ordeal in Sudan’s Notorious Kober Prison

As some report possible glimpses of an Arab Spring in Sudan, the Khartoum regime is increasingly desperate to crack down on any possible—or even imaginary—dissent, as the case of a British citizen falsely arrested and tortured makes clear.  Read More »

Using Witnesses in the Fight for Human Rights

Darfur's Abu Souk camp - AP

In this oped for Canada's Embassy magazine, Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University and I wrote about the impact of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine on mass atrocities, 10 years after it was introduced.  Read More »

‘Technology in Service of Humanity’: Facebook and the Satellite Sentinel Project

SSP on Facebook

“Anyone wanting to join forces and keep updated with what is happening in Sudan with a focus on Southern Sudan -- this is a great project aiming at saving lives,” Kenya’s Kim Rune recently wrote on the Satellite Sentinel Project’s (SSP) Facebook page.

SSP's website averages about 50,000 unique visitors per month from 80 countries. In addition, the project's Facebook page has drawn fans from 19 countries who speak 17 languages.  Read More »

The Promise of Peace and the Power of Satellite Imagery

With my iPad, I can peer each morning at the latest high-resolution imagery of Sudan, captured by DigitalGlobe's constellation of satellites, from 450-700 kilometers (280-435 miles) above Earth, hurtling at 17,000 MPH ground speed. You can see some of these amazing images, too, in the Satellite Sentinel Project's first report, released yesterday.  Read More »

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Talks with George Clooney about Satellite Sentinel Project

On Sunday, as Sudanese voters participated in the first day of a week-long referendum on self-determination, CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” aired an interview with George Clooney and Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast.  Read More »

Putting Sudan on the Six O'Clock News

On CNN's "The Situation Room" last night, anchor Wolf Blitzer alluded to genocide in Rwanda, Cambodia, and the Holocaust when he asked George Clooney to explain the deterrent value of the Satellite Sentinel Project in Sudan.  Read More »

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