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The Real Problem in Uganda is Corruption Not Kony - Partnership for Transparency Fund

The Real Problem in Uganda is Corruption Not Kony - Partnership for Transparency Fund | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
Joseph Kony seems to be everywhere these days. One place where he is not however, is Uganda. Kony fled the northern part of the country with his diminished band of foot soldiers 6 years ago.
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So you really want to help Ugandans? Start here....

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Ugandans react with anger to Kony video - Al Jazeera Blogs

Ugandans react with anger to Kony video - Al Jazeera Blogs | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb attends a public screening in the northern town of Lira, where locals are given the opportunity to watch the viral YouTube video for the first time.
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So how do Ugandans feel about the KONY 2012 video? Not so good...

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Kony 2012 campaign: Oprah and bracelets won't solve problem

Kony 2012 campaign: Oprah and bracelets won't solve problem | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
Michael Wilkerson: You could forgive eager tweeters crying out to stop the non-existent violence in Uganda
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This article points out the true problem of the KONY2012 campign: It misses its target and an opportunity to draw attention to what the real probelms facing Africans in this region.

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The Problems with 'Stop Kony'

The Problems with 'Stop Kony' | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
From the $2 million Oprah Donation to why Invisible Children, the filmmakers behind the campaign, supports the corrupt Ugandan Army, there are a few things you need to know before you donate to very viral Stop Kony campaign.
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Shady finances? Check this link out and decide...

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The Problem With Invisible Children's "Kony 2012"

The Problem With Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
It is important to understand the context and the history of a region before blundering blindly forward to "help" a people you don't understand.
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Here is some on- target criticism of the Invisible Children campaign.

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The real battle in Uganda is nodding disease

The real battle in Uganda is nodding disease | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
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Maybe some advisers and resources could be allocated for this problem instead?

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3 Problems With the Viral Film "Kony 2012"

3 Problems With the Viral Film "Kony 2012" | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
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Here is a quick overview of what is wrong with the KONY2012 campaign.

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In Uganda, Kony Is Not the Only Problem

In Uganda, Kony Is Not the Only Problem | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
Long before Joseph Kony, people in northern Uganda were preyed upon.
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This article makes some good observations about the ineffectiveness and superficiality of the social media campaign. It also raises the same questions about how Invisible Children deliberately presented false and misleading information to make its case.

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The Problem with Kony 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Problem with Kony 2012 | FrontPage Magazine | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
What the viral activist campaign against the Ugandan warlord gets wrong.
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This article actually criticizes the Invisible Children of making things worse in the region. A little conspiracy theoryish, but....?

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Hunting the world's most wanted warlord: Joseph Kony - CBS News

Hunting the world's most wanted warlord: Joseph Kony - CBS News | KONY2012 | Scoop.it
Jakarta Globe Hunting the world's most wanted warlord: Joseph Kony CBS News Is it so hard to acknowledge the positive, good that is coming from a young organization and the youth of this world who have banded togethter to bring this issue to light...
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While providing some interesting footage, this 60 Minutes video takes an equally narrow view of Kony and does not address any of the problems endemic in the region. The story is motivated by the KONY2012 campaign as is the U.S adviser presence.

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