New YouTube site for lost children launched

The parents of a four-year-old British girl who disappeared on a family holiday in Portugal launched Friday a new section on the YouTube Internet site to help find other missing children.

New YouTube site for lost children launched
The parents of a four-year-old British girl who disappeared on a family holiday in Portugal launched Friday a new section on the YouTube Internet site to help find other missing children.

Gerry and Kate McCann said that the pages on the popular video sharing Web site - called "Don't You Forget About Me" - will feature videos of the youngsters with the aim of raising public awareness about their disappearance.

On the eve of the 100th day of their daughter Madeleine's disappearance, the couple, both medical doctors from Leicestershire, east central England, said that they hoped to reach the millions of young people who used the site daily.

"With Madeleine's abduction we have been concerned about her crossing borders and the Internet reaches the whole world," they added. "We have had so much goodwill and support from everyone, we have wanted to give something tangible back to help others."

The new site, which goes live Friday, will be managed and policed by the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the US capital Washington, DC.

There are already 229 videos on YouTube connected to the high-profile campaign to find Madeleine, who is thought to have been abducted from the family's holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in May.

Agencies
Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2007, 18:43
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