Kony 2012: Unpacking The Controversial Global Sensation
In a just over a week, 80 million people have viewed a 30 minute video about the long-standing human rights abuses of a Ugandan warlord. A clever campaign for change, custom packaged for a social media world. Supporters say it’s inspiring a new generation of activists, while critics say it’s oversimplified and puts consumerism ahead of education. Who’s right? And, does it matter?
Margery Dillenburg, former chief operating officer Invisible Children, first year doctoral student at the Boston University School of Education
Ethan Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, co-founder of the international blogging community Global Voices
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