Tag Archives: Invisible Children

Between Skepticism and Reality: LRA Leader Joseph Kony in “Surrender Talks”

Numerous reports are suggesting that the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony is currently in “surrender talks” with the government of the Central African Republic. According to African Union’s special envoy on the LRA Francisco Madeira, Kony … Continue reading

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Something Good that Might Have Come from KONY2012

I recently had the opportunity to give a talk (for slides see here), hosted by Aidan Hehir, at Westminster University on a ‘pet project’ of mine – the role of social media in affecting political change and waging social activism. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks’ Death Knell for Invisible Children’s KONY2012?

The most remarkable thing about Invisible Children’s KONY2012 campaign is just how spectacularly it has shifted from one controversy to another. When the film was first released, it was ripped by virtually every scholar and observer of northern Uganda and … Continue reading

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Beyond Famous – Invisible Children’s Follow-up to Kony2012

One month ago the US based organisation Invisible Children published their Kony 2012 video, campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. The video went viral to an extent never witnessed before. Many people who had not heard … Continue reading

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Kony 2012 – How 100 Million Clicks Went to Waste

The Kony 2012 video produced by Invisible Children has attracted somewhere between 80 and 100 million views by now. No matter what your position on the campaign is, it is undeniable that it managed to tap a huge reservoir of … Continue reading

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Kony 2012: The Invisible Children Advocacy Campaign to Catch Kony

Yesterday evening, a Youtube video by Invisible Children on Joseph Kony, the Chairman of the Lord’s Resistance Army, started popping up in my Facebook newsfeed. I didn’t think much of it as my newsfeed is usually pretty full with articles … Continue reading

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