Kony 2012

On The Media

A Viral Video From Your Government

Friday, April 27, 2012

The United States Senate has taken a page from Invisible Children's playbook and produced a video about bringing Joseph Kony to justice that they hope will go viral. Bob speaks with Senator Chris Coons, the chairman of the Senate subcommittee on African Affairs and one of the senators behind the video. 

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On The Media

A Ugandan Response to Kony 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

A group of Ugandan journalists has released their own online response to Kony 2012. Their aim is to recapture the narrative established by Invisible Children. Bob speaks to contributor Rosebell Kagumire who says the group is focusing more on Ugandans recovering from the war then on the search for Joseph Kony. 

 

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On The Media

"Cover the Night", A Qualified Success

Friday, April 27, 2012

Last Friday, the group Invisible Children tried to capitalize on the astounding success of their Kony 2012 video by organizing a worldwide demonstration called "Cover the Night." According to reports, the protest fizzled. Critics said this is symptomatic of the difficulty of translating online advocacy into real-world action, but Africa researcher Asch Harwood says that he still considers the film a qualified success.

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