Main | Thursday, March 08, 2012

KONY 2012

27M views in three days. The Guardian has questions.
Since Monday more than 21m people have viewed this film, made by an American charity called Invisible Children, about the plight of children in Uganda at the hands of the warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the guerilla group the Lords Resistance Army. His army is said to have abducted 60,000 children. But it has also attracted criticisms: there are questions about the the charity's funding, it's targeting of American leaders instead of African leaders to instigate change and accusations that it is failing to criticise the Ugandan government, with its poor human rights record.

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