BBC NEWS World Africa Google Earth turns spotlight on Darfur
"Museum director Sara Bloomfield said the challenge in preventing genocide wasLofty and admirable aims, but do individual museums (however iconic) have the necessary political clout and high profile to change the world? I'm not sure, but it's got to be worth a go.
not only to inform people but also to make them empathise with the victims - and
"When it comes to responding to genocide, the world's record is terrible," she said. Each information screen has a link for people to follow for advice on what they can do to help - including writing letters to politicians.
And with some 200 million people using Google Earth over the past two years, the scheme's potential reach is huge.
The museum's Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative - which aims to halt violence before it becomes genocide - could be extended to other conflicts in the future."