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Eastern Congo: Boy, 11, Becomes a Child Soldier on Way Home From School

Martin Penner | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Richard found himself acting as 'bodyguard' for the rebel commander, who called himself the 'Colonel.' After roughly four months spent living with the rebel group, Richard managed to escape.

Moving Beyond Kony 2012

Sangita Shresthova | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Sangita Shresthova

In March this year, Kony 2012 became the fastest spreading online film ever -- but our research team at USC's Annenberg School has been interviewing and observing Invisible Children for three years, long before the flurry of attention around the video.

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Creators Release Final Film

Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact

Apparently 100 million views, a sequel, a highly publicized meltdown and global notoriety weren't enough for the creators of "Kony 2012." They're back...

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Director Jason Russell Addresses His Public Breakdown

Posted 10.23.2012 | OWN

Days after the release of the Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012, creator Jason Russell was captured on tape in San Diego walking down the stree...

Founding Filmmaker Of 'Invisible Children' Reaches Crossroad

Chava Tombosky | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Becoming a hero doesn't happen by chance. It happens when we decide the crossroad we have ended up walking on can indeed become our moment to take action.

The Streets of Kampala Are Silent With Apathy

Abdul-Rahman Lediju | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Abdul-Rahman Lediju

The #KONY2012 movement is welcomed for the attention it has brought to Uganda, but in reality the man and his actions are symptoms of much broader problems that must be addressed to prevent future Joseph Konys.

Why Do We Give?

Meghan McCullough | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Meghan McCullough

No matter how questionable the cause, people continue to invest in others, perhaps because to invest in a cause -- no matter how small -- is to invest in humanity.

The Kony 2012 Controversy: A Look at Its Coverage in American Media vs. Ugandan Media

Fatima Muneer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Fatima Muneer

Prominent Ugandan journalists and activists were vehemently critical of the video's factual flaws and oversimplification.

The Security Council Who Cried Wolf

Brigitte Hamadey | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Brigitte Hamadey

One of the ICC's major realities is that it relies entirely on states to arrest and surrender accused to the Court. In this respect, state cooperation gives teeth to the ICC's bark.

Ugandans Pelt 'KONY 2012' Leaders With Rocks, But White House Door Is Open

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The apparent disconnect between Invisible Children's White House-enabled public relations push and on-the-ground sentiment of Ugandans whose needs IC purports to champion can be in part explained by a little-known fact -- Invisible Children is a ministry, tied closely to the evangelical right.

WATCH: Ugandan Activists Launch Counter-Kony Movement

Posted 04.21.2012 | Impact

To "recapture" their story from the Kony2012 movement, a group of Ugandan activists have launched a new online storytelling project. Incensed by t...

Kony 2012: 'Cover The Night' Advocates Local Service Projects On 4/20

Posted 04.20.2012 | Impact

The "Kony 2012" campaign is urging followers to shift their advocacy efforts from their social networks to real life. Invisible Children, the creat...

Military Action Against LRA Rebels Risks New Wave of Retaliations

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Louis Belanger

Preventing violence against the local population means a commitment to army reform, more accountability toward affected communities and development of isolated areas.

A Better Story About Faith, Science And Invisible Children

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Invisible Children's faith, infused with prophetic imagination, not only causes the organization to live towards a different story, but has clearly invited others to join in living just such a better story.

Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Victor Udoewa

We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.

Finally, a Way Forward for Social Media and Social Justice

Turnstyle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact

Social media is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for social justice advocates through its capability to help shape the national discourse surrounding issues, as two recent examples from two very different spheres of the web prove.

Invisible Children: Screaming 'Monster!' While Hanging Out With Bigfoot

Wayne Besen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Wayne Besen

To restore its waning credibility, Invisible Children should immediately cut ties with the dictator and the corrupted Fellowship. As long as Invisible Children is linked to human rights violators, its claims to be humanitarian will be suspect.

INFOGRAPHIC: How 'Kony 2012' Went Viral

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

By now, most viewers subscribe to two schools of thought surrounding Invisible Children's "Kony 2012": It failed by a longshot in its oversimplificati...

Celebrating Local Champions: An Alternative Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Day...

KONY 2012 Effort a Ministry in Antigay Evangelical Barnabas Group, Reports LGBT Rights Nonprofit

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Mounting suspicions about the evangelical nature of the Invisible Children nonprofit, which released the blockbuster KONY 2012 viral video hit in early March, have now been confirmed.

"Kony 2012": Jason Russell or Joseph Kony?

Samantha Tritsch | Posted 06.08.2012 | College
Samantha Tritsch

Will Joseph Kony ever be transformed from a household name into a convicted mass-murderer, or will the quest to stop the innocent killing in Uganda die out as a mere fad, a PR ploy gone terribly wrong?

LRA Reportedly Responds To 'Kony 2012'

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

The Lord's Resistance Army has issued what appears to be its first response to the "Kony 2012" movement -- a 19-page statement in which it calls Invis...

KONY 2012 Effort a 'Trojan Horse,' Says Invisible Children Cofounder Russell

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

2012-04-06-Screenshot20120406at7.09.17PM.jpgWhile most mainstream media continues to uncritically report on the Invisible Children effort, there is a growing body of reporting tying the KONY 2012 authors to the politicized Christian right.

"Kony 2012": Why It Worked

John Travis | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
John Travis

"Kony 2012" and why people can only help if they know what is going onBy now you have all most likely seen the "Kony 2012" video and I'm guessing you ...

Slouching Toward Freedom

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

It will take more than armchair activism, eating a piece of matzah or simply retelling a story. As we enjoy the bread of freedom, we need to realize in school hallways, on streets and in jungles the world over many are forced to eat the bread of affliction, if they eat at all.