Joseph Kony viral video campaign clouded in controversy

National Post | News

A documentary film aimed at exposing the heinous acts of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony exploded over the Internet Wednesday, drawing praise and condemnation from the millions who viewed it.

The half-hour film Kony 2012, made by the U.S. organization Invisible Children, tells the story of a child soldier named Jacob and the charity’s push to have the U.S. intervene to stop the LRA.

The campaign kicked off just as the Lord’s Resistance Army, a cultish militia led by Kony that has terrorized parts of Africa for decades, launched a new spate of attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Millions of Twitter users used the hashtag #stopkony, vying for the top trending spot against other popular topics like the iPad 3 and football player Peyton Manning.

“Dear Joseph Kony, I’m Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY! All 6,000,000 of my followers RT NOW!!! Pls!”…

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About Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias was interviewed on Radio Netherlands Worldwide program titled 'The State We’re In,' about her life in Africa and her determination to transcend her past. She started the Nahmias Cipher Report to provide information to readers about life in emerging economies, and to provide alternative insight into the challenges faced by women and children living in these countries. The blog features stories from around the world to inspire other people to persevere and triumph in the face of great adversity. She blogs about current events in emerging economies, international politics, human rights abuses, women’s rights and child advocacy.

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One Comment on “Joseph Kony viral video campaign clouded in controversy”

  1. milenanik3 Says:

    Reblogged this on Milenanik3's Blog and commented:
    About Ugandian war criminal Joseph Kony…story about children soldier named Jacob


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