SOURCE: TV Worldwide

January 23, 2007 09:10 ET

Sudan Divestment Webcast With Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf, State Senator Ken Cuccinelli and Students at TV Worldwide Studios Draws National Audience

On-Line Video Town Hall Meeting With Va. High School Students, Elected Officials, Sets Precedent as Students Reject Support for Genocide; Archive Available at and

CHANTILLY, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- TV Worldwide, a renowned web-based global TV network, announced it produced the first live webcast high school town meeting on Sudan divestment, Friday, January 19th, featuring U.S. Representative Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va) and Virginia State Senator Ken Cuccinelli, II (R-37), along with Virginia students from Westfield, Oakton, Langley, Thomas Jefferson, and Fairfax Christian High Schools. The live webcast attracted national on-line attendance in calling for the Commonwealth of Virginia to divest from companies whose business practices support the genocidal Sudanese government in Khartoum. Cuccinelli introduced legislation on this subject after speaking with Congressman Wolf and being contacted by Quinton Wiggins, a Westfield's High School student, who asked about what Virginia was doing to help the people of southern Sudan.

Wiggins joined Senator Cuccinelli and Congressman Frank Wolf at Friday's student town hall meeting webcast. The event was designed to draw attention to the plight of the people of Darfur. Congressman Wolf shared details from his five trips to Sudan while Senator Cuccinelli and the students encouraged Virginians to ask their legislators to vote for Sudan divestment and let the world know that Virginia will not stand for the genocidal acts of the Sudanese government. On-line visitors to the live webcast town meeting were able to participate in Q&A via e-mail, providing a fully interactive forum for education, training, and sharing of information.

Wiggins and Loren Monk, a student leader at Westfield High School, spoke on how young people can impact the legislative process, while other students posed questions to Senator Cuccinelli and Congressman Wolf, both on-line and from the studio audience. Mr. Elnour Adam, project director at the Darfur Rehabilitation Project, spoke about his experience in the Sudan and thanked Mr. Cuccinelli, Mr. Wolf and the students for their leadership on behalf of his people.

Cuccinelli, encouraged by participation in the live webcast town hall meeting, stated, "With help from these students and other interested Virginians, I believe we will show the people of Darfur that we care and we are willing to act to help them. When we put pressure on companies to stop supporting genocide or lose our investment, the Sudanese government listens. Divestment works."

"We're excited to have been selected to work with Senator Cuccinelli and Congressman Wolf to produce the live webcast for this event," commented Dave Gardy, CEO of TV Worldwide. "We were pleased we attracted such an extensive national audience for this important issue and we're are always proud to see our Virginia high school students lead the way as thought leaders for the rest of the country, while utilizing the latest technology via Internet TV."

Cuccinelli asked that Virginians contact their legislators and ask them to support SB1331, co-patroned with Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, and HB1828, patroned by Delegate Shannon Valentine.

The free webcast was produced at TV Worldwide's state-of-the-art Internet TV studios in Chantilly, Va, near Washington Dulles Airport and is available for archived viewing at and

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As a pioneering global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide ( developed the first network of video channels, an affiliation of community-based Internet television stations, "aimcasting"(SM) to targeted demographic audiences worldwide. Highly regarded for its staff DNA dating back to the 80s in the TV and video industry, the company's award-winning team of professionals offer full-service production expertise from marketing and public relations to dynamic and innovative presentation techniques, fueling TV Worldwide's leadership success in the New Media sector through the early adoption turbulence of this burgeoning medium over the last decade.

TV Worldwide continues to develop new partnerships through both strategic investment and marketing alliance relationships in the media, enterprise, government and association arenas to develop the latest in creative live webcast and on-demand state-of-the art video streaming content applications for both demographic and private-label Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in New Media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the 58th annual Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering in December of 2006. TV Worldwide has been named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine, and CEO Dave Gardy has been honored as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also serves as President of the International Webcasting Association.

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