What happened to Kony?

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Elisabeth Bird’s article Are We All Producers Now? discusses important issues which I used to encounter as a journalist. She argues that convergence media have transformed traditional “audience” experience, especially in the West, however, it is still questionable whether online producers, and civil activists can really make the difference. In fact, widened possibility of disseminating information through internet creates exaggerated perception of its limitlessness. Several days ago, I came across with an updated news about one of the most popular and controversial videos in 2012, about Joseph Kony, a serial killer, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), founded in Uganda in the 1980s. The video suggests that in the 21th century the forms of power have been inverted, with new media helping to shift that balance of power back to the masses.

http://invisiblechildren.com/media/videos/program-mobilization/what-happened-to-kony-2012/

I guess almost everybody encountered this documentary video by Jason Russell and the organization Invisible…

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