Update: Week of March 19th:
Stories about the #KONY2012 campaign still abound in the news: here’s a quick look at a few of them.
Al-Jazeera filmed this video about a group of local Ugandans who viewed Invisible Children’s original film about Joseph Kony –
– and here’s an analysis by Al-Jazeera on the worldwide response to #KONY2012.
In Uganda, the prime minster of the country, Amama Mbabazi, responded to #KONY2012, and one of the country’s newspapers, the Daily Monitor, ran this op-ed connecting the Kony story to Africa’s youth going online.
The #KONY2012 campaign, as described by countless news sources this week, is focused on the atrocities encouraged by warlord Joseph Kony, as well as the controversial ways in which the group Invisible Children has brought attention to the works of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda (to the extent that a response website, Visible Children, has devoted itself to questioning the actions of Invisible Children).
What might be helpful to anyone researching this topic is to hear the voices of Ugandans speak their minds about this growing issue, especially as to how western media in particular are covering the Joseph Kony campaign. Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan journalist, posted this response on YouTube, possibly one of the most eloquent and informed responses so far, from anywhere in the world. (Hat-tip to AfricaFocus for sharing this with Africa.com.)