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Uganda Government’s official statement on Kony 2012

17 March 2012

12 days: that’s how long it took the whole of Government of Uganda to release an official statement on the controversial Kony2012 video. Again what this reminds me is that Social Media is for citizens – if you have...

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African voices respond to hyper-popular Kony 2012 viral campaign

17 March 2012

(Updated with additions, March 10, 2012. Here’s a Twitter list, so you can follow all of the African writers mentioned in this post who are on Twitter.) The internets are all a-flutter with reactions to Kony 2012, a high-velocity...

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“I’d Tell Anyone” by Juliane Okot Bitek

17 March 2012

I’d tell anyone who wants to help to look around in his or her own neighborhood, city, country. Find someone you think is less fortunate, however you determine fortune to be determined. Have a conversation. Chat. I bet you’ll...

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Kony2012; My response to Invisible Children’s campaign

17 March 2012

For the last many hours i have followed a campaign by Invisible Children NGO called KONY2012 that has gone viral getting more than 20 million hits on Youtube. I am a story teller and i know the danger of...

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Maureen Agena

I am a visible child from Northern Uganda. Who are the “Invisible Children”?

16 March 2012

Having grown up in Northern Uganda, Lango sub region to be more specific and studied at St. Mary’s College Aboke, a school from which Joseph Kony’s rebels abducted 139 girls in ordinary level, the name Kony is not new...

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The makers of Kony 2012. (Photo: Glenna Gordon / Scarlett Lion)

Taking “Kony 2012” Down a Notch

16 March 2012

As we speak, one of the most pervasive and successful human rights based viral campaigns in recent memory is underway. Invisible Children’s ‘Kony 2012‘ campaign has taken Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and every other mainstream social media refuge by storm....

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