Kony 2012: what's the real story?

(Blog Post) A 28-minute long film about the plight of children in Africa has been watched more than 21m times on You Tube. But the charity behind it is facing some criticisms for their Hollywood-style campaigning on the issue. Are the criticisms fair? Polly Curtis and John Vidal , with your help, finds out. Get in touch below the line, Tweet @pollycurtis or email polly.curtis@guardian.co.uk . Since Monday more than 21m people have viewed this film, made by an American ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
4.2
by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 12, 2012

The blog coverage provides a wide variety of views and knowledge sources about the situation, the film, and the organization that are not in the viral video itself. Blogs are usually a useless disaster, but this long blog reveals some interesting threads for further thought and investigation.

the Ugandan government and army are a deeply problematic ally in their campaign. I second all these points, based on my own research and that of my colleagues. The Guardian has widely reported recent electoral violence and the persecution of opposition leader, homosexuals and journalists in Uganda. This is clearly sanctioned, even driven by the country’s leadership. The persecution of homosexuals is also strongly driven (and funded) by American-based Christian fundamentalist groups, who also see Uganda as a frontline in the cultural war against Islam,

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