Why you shouldn’t fear social media, even in the age of the backlash
Kony 2012: Using People, Persuasion, and Propaganda to Raise Awareness Against Evil War Criminals. http://butteryobread.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/kony-2012-using-people-persuasion-and-propaganda-to-raise-awareness-against-evil-war-criminals/
“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”. IF THE WORLD KNOWS WHO JOSEPH KONY IS, IT WILL UNITE TO STOP HIM.
It’s likely that if you’re reading this, you already know something about the word ‘Kony’. Millions are talking about ‘Kony 2012′ around the world, but while the campaign is stirring a groundswell of support, it’s also drawing strong criticisms around the use of social media in charities.
Last week, KONY 2012, a film by activist lobby group and not-for-profit organisation Invisible Children went viral- it was interesting to see how social media could propel this issue into the spotlight... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/10/kony-viral-video-change-world
Since 1987, Joseph Kony has abducted more than 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to be child soldiers in his Lord’s Resistance Army. The KONY 2012 campaign employs film, social media, street art, and face-to-face interaction to make the case that the arrest of Joseph Kony this year is one thing we can all agree on. Go to www.invisiblechildren.com for more info.