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KONY 2012

KONY 2012

kony2012 Two LRA commanders have been removed from the battlefield, Maj. Gen. Ceasar Acellam and Lt. Colonel Vincent Binansio “Binani” Okumu. 44 radio operators from CAR and DR Congo were trained on using the Early Warning Radio Network to protect themselves and their communities in December 2012 LRA killings of civilians dropped 67% from 2011 to 2012

Kony 2012: what's the real story? Since Monday, more than 21m people have viewed this film – made by an American charity called Invisible Children – about the plight of children in Uganda at the hands of the warlord Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) guerilla group. His group is said to have abducted 60,000 children. With its slick Hollywood production values, the film has been an almost instant viral success, dominating Twitter worldwide and having one of the fastest ever take-offs on You Tube. The hashtag #stopkony has had hundreds of thousands of tweets, and millions of people now know something about Uganda and what is happening to children there. Support for the campaign to end the conflict in the country this year is spreading. We've reported on the video here:

#Kony2012 from Advocacy to Militarisation « The Disorder Of Things Although the attention spike and mainstream media attention on #Kony2012 has receded, not least thanks to Jason ‘Radical’ Russell’s own brush with infamy, the implications of muscular-liberalism-as-social-media-experiment continue to unfold. My feed at least continues to be peppered with anger towards Invisible Children from informed activists and scholars (although Norbert Mao, for one, takes a much more positive view and Jason Stearns makes a few qualifications of the anti-case worth reading). On Saturday, CEO Ben Keesey and ‘Director of Ideas Development’ Jedidiah Jenkins (formerly ‘Director of Ideology’: yes, really) released a short teaser video promising a sequel to #Kony2012 and declaring that the campaign was “working”.

What is KONY 2012? Inside the campaign that stopped the world KONY 2012: The campaign poster by Invisible Children which has been shared by thousands across social media. Picture: Twitter Source: PerthNow The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, left, pictured in 2006. Picture: AP Source: AP Kony: What Jason did not tell the Invisible Children New York, NY - Only two weeks ago, Ugandan papers carried front-page reports from the highly respected Social Science Research Council of New York, accusing the Ugandan army of atrocities against civilians in the Central African Republic while on a mission to fight Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The army denied the allegations. Many in the civilian population however, especially in the north, were sceptical of the denial. Like all victims, they have long and enduring memories. The adult population recalls the brutal government-directed counterinsurgency campaign, beginning in 1986, which evolved into Operation North, the first big operation in the country that people talk about as massively destructive for civilians, and which created the conditions that gave rise to the LRA of Joseph Kony and, before it, the Holy Spirit Movement of Alice Lakwena.

Ugandans hit back at Kony 2012 campaign Updated Mon 12 Mar 2012, 1:29pm AEDT Ugandans have criticised the viral Kony2012 video, saying it is yet another neo-colonial campaign that portrays Africans as powerless to help themselves. The 30-minute film was produced by an American advocacy group and aims to raise awareness about wanted war criminal Joseph Kony, the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, and the plight of child soldiers in central Africa. It has been watched and passed on by tens of millions of viewers on YouTube, but has been criticised as simplistic and inaccurate. Kony left a path of destruction and mass murder for more than 20 years, but he is no longer in Uganda and has not been for six years. Solving War Crimes With Wristbands: The Arrogance of 'Kony 2012' - Kate Cronin-Furman & Amanda Taub - International A viral video by a controversial group claims to fix Central African violence with awareness, but such misguided campaigns can do more harm than good. Members of Invisible Children pose with soldiers from the Sudan People's Liberation Army near the Congo-Sudan border in 2008 / Courtesy Glenna Gordon Have you heard? Joseph Kony, brutal warlord and International Criminal Court indictee, is going to be famous like George Clooney.

On Kony2012: In Defense of the Armchair It is quite possible that there remains nothing new to say about Kony2012. This thirty-minute video, narrated by Jason Russell, co-founder of the non-profit organization Invisible Children, aims to rally mass awareness and support for the campaign to capture Joseph Kony, leader of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). But Kony2012 is, after all, the gift that keeps on giving. Its tally includes an unprecedented humanitarian social media coup with close to ninety million YouTube views, a mind-boggling number of (re)tweets, and various Facebook-related milestones. It has generated comparable measures of support for and backlash against it, copious analyses of both, and even analyses of these analyses. According to its supporters, Kony2012 may be a giant leap towards rallying the youth of the United States to seize their asserted destiny as global agents of change, in this case, by bringing an end to the horrors wrought by the LRA in central Africa.

'Kony 2012' Charity Invisible Children Addresses Its Critics <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy A 30-minute YouTube film critical of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has logged close to 37 million views since Monday, but the charity behind the video is suddenly on the defensive, forced to explain its motives, financial practices and religious affiliations. Invisible Children Inc. said its intention was to "create a cultural tipping point" even as critics took to the Internet to recount their concerns.

Not a Click Away: Joseph Kony in the Real World In 2006, I flew with a group of journalists and United Nations officials to a remote village in Garamba National Park in eastern Congo, just on other side of the South Sudan border, for a meeting with Joseph Kony and the leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The meeting was to be held in a designated staging ground – a neutral space, deep in the forest, created by the UN as part of yet another protracted peace agreement between Kony and the Ugandan government. When we arrived, dozens of heavily armed LRA soldiers emerged from the forest and took their places among the stacks of rotting food that had been delivered to the clearing as an enticement and sign of goodwill. The LRA soldiers, dressed in camouflage pants and European football jerseys, spoke to no one and refused any attempt to address them.

Ugandan man welcomes Kony campaign - ABC North Coast NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation A Ugandan man now living in Grafton is welcoming a social media campaign to raise awareness of the Lords Resistance Army and its leader Joseph Kony. KONY 2012 is a video created by US non-profit organisation Invisible Children with the aim of 'making Kony famous' and leading to his capture. At last count, the video had been watched more than 78 million times. Emma (who did not want his surname published) fled Uganda in 2005 after being captured by the Lords Resistance Army. He was on a bus when it was pulled over and the driver was shot. Emma and the other passengers were then taken into the jungle.

Start from 27:00 to understand their whole "Why" of the logo and campaign. I'm not pushing politics; they have a clear explanation to their logo and so should you! by robinhaislett Mar 15

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