Joseph Kony is going viral. The brutal leader of the eastern African Lord's Resistance Army (L.R.A.), Kony is the subject of a 30-min documentary created by Invisible Children, an advocacy group. Released on March 5, Kony 2012 has already topped over 52 million views on YouTube. Show More Summary
An online video about the Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony -- who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and abusing children -- now ranks as the fastest-growing viral campaign in history, according to online measurement firm Visible Measures Corp.
Whether or not you support the very viral Kony 2012 campaign created by the charity Invisible Children, Joseph Kony and the child-recruiting Lord’s Resistance Army he leads are undeniably brutal. Uganda, where the LRA has long operated, has been ravaged by conflict for decades. Read full article >>
We may not have previously seen a social-media phenomenon quite like “Kony 2012,” the online video aimed at raising public awareness about Joseph Kony, the leader of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. I saw it on Tuesday, urged on by my son. He was skeptical from the beginning, having seen this. Today, some [...]
If Joseph Kony lived in relative anonymity before this week, he's an internet star now. A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, called Kony 2012, has racked up nearly 50 million views since Monday.The...Show More Summary
In February 2006, an army of rapists descended on Duru, a farming community of 5,000 in eastern Congo. They called themselves, without a trace of irony, the "Lord's Resistance Army." Related posts: Danger Room: African Village Uses Tech...Show More Summary
A video campaign to bring an accused Ugandan war criminal to justice has taken the world by surprise after receiving over 25 million web hits. Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of the Lord's Resistance Army rebels, is accused of abducting...Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a s...
An activist group called Invisible Children has produced a 29-minute documentary on Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's horrific Lord's Resistance Army, which recruits by kidnapping children and beating and abusing them until they serve as soldiers. Invisible Children hopes that viewers of the video will be inspired to "go viral" with the campaign in [...]
Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. Photo by Stuart Price/AFP/Getty Images.A video made by the activist group Invisible Children has recently taken flight on the Internet. It lays out a plan for a publicity blitz to inform...
An online film, part of a campaign aimed at bringing to justice Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the violent, child-recruiting Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), has been popular like no other advocacy film in recent memory. The viral film now has 48 million views on YouTube and Vimeo — 35 million of which were in the past day alone. Read full article >>
The non-profit organization Invisible Children Inc. posted a 30-minute film about Joseph Kony leader of the Ugandan rebel force, Lord's Resistance Army, to online video sites YouTube and Vimeo on Monday. A look at how the clip caught fire among young people and celebrities, and the questions that some critics have raised about the film and the group.
As the online campaign to stop Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Kony went viral Wednesday, questions were asked about the charity behind the campaign, Invisible Children. As leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Kony has abducted...Show More Summary
This Monday, March 5th, the advocacy organization Invisible Children released a 30 minute video titled “Kony 2012“. The goal of the video is to raise awareness of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, a wanted war criminal, in the hopes of bringing him to justice. By this Thursday, March 8th, the [...]
"Kony," the last name of brutal Ugandan warlord Joseph, took over Twitter's trending topics on Tuesday as part of a campaign sparked by the above video. Daniel Solomon is inspired: KONY 2012 is not about the [Lord's Resistance Army], Joseph...
he Lord's Resistance Army, a cultish militia that has terrorized parts of Africa for decades, has launched a new spate of attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo this year after a lull in the second half of 2011, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a video aimed at stopping the cult's leader goes viral
Don't continue reading this post if you have weak stomach. Seriously, just stop. If you can stand it, below the jump are photos of recent victims of Lord's Resistance Army attacks in northeastern Congo. As you can see, the LRA likes to mark its victims in distinctive ways. Show More Summary
The 29-minute video Kony 2012 exposes the shocking abuse inflicted on Ugandans by rebel militant Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. For more than a quarter of a century, Kony and the LRA have been making the lives of thousands of Ugandan children hell. The ... More »
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A new campaign spreading across the Internet says it has one goal in mind: Make Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the violent Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) “famous” so he can be brought to justice. The viral film was created by Invisible...Show More Summary