How Kony2012 gets it wrong


A 2006 photo of Joseph Kony, head of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army. (Reuters/Adam Pletts)

The Kony2012 advocacy campaign by Invisible Children has gone viral. It’s successfully changed the scope of humanitarian marketing. It’s also a film rife with half-truths.

Kony2012 falsely insinuates that Uganda is still at war. That night commuters are still in Uganda. That Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army are the only sources of atrocity in the region. That white people, especially Americans, are going to solve the problem.

Read more at Latitude News

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