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Joseph Kony 2012: Invisible Children release new film responding to criticism - Telegraph

Joseph Kony 2012: Invisible Children release new film responding to criticism - Telegraph | Kony resources | Scoop.it
The chief executive of a group that produced a wildly popular video about
African warlord Joseph Kony answered its critics on Monday with a second
film on YouTube, defending its tactics and spending practices.
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Camarillo residents spotlight plight of Ugandan warlord's child soldiers - Ventura County Star

Camarillo residents spotlight plight of Ugandan warlord's child soldiers - Ventura County Star | Kony resources | Scoop.it

Jason Russell isn't the only filmmaker training his lens on the Lord's Resistance Army. This filmmaker lost her husband to the LRA in 2005, and has made a film about the adults who were formally LRA child soldiers.

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Jason Russell: Family said he did 'irrational things' because of criticism - Los Angeles Times

Jason Russell: Family said he did 'irrational things' because of criticism - Los Angeles Times | Kony resources | Scoop.it

The criticism that came after the launch of the Kony 2012 video was vocal. Taking things at face value, a group organizes around the cause of capturing a terrorist leader. Media analyze the message and invite commentary from critics who seem to be skeptical of the group's motivations.

 

Is it possible for someone to go from enjoying the privacy of an averagy citizen to being criticized on the national level about a project based on personal passion and have a public breakdown?

 

"A statement by Danica Russell and other members of the family suggested that the criticism of the Invisible Children video about African militia leader..."

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 3/8/2012 | The White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 3/8/2012 | The White House | Kony resources | Scoop.it

Kony came up briefly in this press conference with Press Secretary Carney: "As President Obama said upon signing the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act last October, we, 'Congratulate the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have mobilized to respond to this unique crisis of conscience.'"

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Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore Regarding the Lord's Resistance Army

Memorandum signed by President Obama regarding his authorization of deployment of around 100 US military personnel to remove Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA.

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Fact Checking The 'Kony 2012' Viral Video : NPR

Kony 2012 is not your usual viral video. A thirty-minute film by the nonprofit group Invisible Children, it hopes to raise support for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.
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How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony : NPR

How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony : NPR | Kony resources | Scoop.it
The social media campaign by Invisible Children has drawn some 60 million viewers, many of them teenagers, to a video about a mass murderer in Africa. It will be closely studied by other nonprofit groups hoping to gain attention for their cause.
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Lessons Learned from #Kony2012 - New York Times (blog)

Lessons Learned from #Kony2012 - New York Times (blog) | Kony resources | Scoop.it

A pretty good summary of all of the criticism of Invisible Children and the Kony 2012 campaign, including the group's finances, ties to evangelical organizations, and inaccuraccies.

 

This helps consider the filmmaker's breakdown from another perspective--what if certain truths about your organization were made public and your startling initial success morphed into a deep public shame?

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Speaker on Kony draws rapt attention - Scranton Times-Tribune

Sharon Proscovia, who grew up in Uganda, spoke in Scranton about the Lord's Resistance Army, and makes a point about the need to capture a terrorist organization that numbers around 300.

 

"Ms. Proscovia spoke as part of a national tour by "Invisible Children," a group responsible for the recent YouTube video about Mr. Kony."

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Uganda launches video to counter 'Kony 2012' - Aljazeera.com

Uganda launches video to counter 'Kony 2012' - Aljazeera.com | Kony resources | Scoop.it

A major criticism of the Invisible Children Kony 2012 campaign was that the video didn't emphasize enough that Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army had been forced to flee Uganda. The Ugandan PM responded to this issue.

"Aljazeera.comUganda launches video to counter 'Kony 2012'Aljazeera.comThe video, "Kony 2012", by Invisible Children, an advocacy group in San Diego, has been viewed by over 80 million people worldwide since it was released online last week, with a..."

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KONY 2012

The video from Invisible Children: KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and se...

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While Controversial, 'Kony 2012' Has Put Focus On Atrocities : NPR

While Controversial, 'Kony 2012' Has Put Focus On Atrocities : NPR | Kony resources | Scoop.it
The arguments continue over the merits of the viral video and Kony 2012 social media blitz that this week have exploded onto the Web.
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Joseph Kony Is Infamous — But Will He Be Caught? : NPR

Joseph Kony Is Infamous — But Will He Be Caught? : NPR | Kony resources | Scoop.it
A social-media campaign designed to make Joseph Kony into one of the world's most reviled villains appears to have worked. But capturing the notorious Ugandan rebel leader has proven an elusive goal for many governments for many years.
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