The debate sparked by Invisible Children's viral video 'Kony 2012'

March 9, 2012

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The head of Uganda's Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, has jumped into the spotlight thanks to a 30 minute video by the American advocacy group Invisible Children.

The video’s gone viral, with more than 30 million views in the last two days, and has sparked a debate about the West’s role in Africa. But as people  and media outlets celebrate the explosion of activism on the subject, the video's director, Jason Russell, has received questions and criticism about singling out one man, or one country, in the exploitation of children.

Worldview speaks with Kisuule Magala Katende, Ugandan independent journalist and contributor to the newssite Ababaka.com; Nathan Mustain, co- founder of Invisible Conflicts and Dwon Madiki Partnership. And also with us is Worldview Senior Producer, Steve Bynum.

 

Invisible Children's Kony 2012

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.