Stop Kony Campaign Galvanized By Invisible Children Video

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March 7 2012 3:59 PM

Stop Kony Campaign Galvanized By Invisible Children Video

Propaganda is important, whether you’re the brutal leader of a violent army or the people trying to stop him.

The organization Invisible Children has a new video about Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, and the 30-minute take down piece has gone viral online.


Kony, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been on a violent campaign against the Ugandan government since 1986. The warlord and his army have reportedly displaced more than 2 million people, and abducted 66,000 children.

Filmmaker Jason Russell’s video, titled “Kony 2012,” scored nearly 3 million views just this week, with some social media help from the likes of Roger Ebert, and a groundswell of young people sharing the 30-minute piece online.

Invisible Children hopes the video will keep the pressure on world leaders by making it an issue for young people around the world.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.


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