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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...

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...

Solving a Problem Like Joseph Kony

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Sen. John Kerry

I love the groundswell of grassroots energy about the Kony 2012 video, but if you want to stop butchers like Kony all over the world, we need your attention and your activism every day that our international investments come under attack.

Beyond the Kony Video

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

I believe that the success of the Kony video stems from its ability to simply and unambiguously articulate both the problem and an actionable solution. Kony is personified as the lone enemy that must be stopped in order to put an end to childhood conscriptions in Uganda.

Leadership Lessons from KONY 2012 Creator's Meltdown

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

At any point, anyone with a social mission can lose it. You live and breathe your work. It's so personal to you. Meltdowns like Russell's can happen whenever you have a mission much bigger than yourself.

Our Response to Jason Russell Should Not Be That Complex

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Eugene Cho

Imagine for a second your worst day or your worst decision -- and having that magnified a million times. A Google search for "Jason Russell arrest" (which was not an actual arrest because charges weren't made) conjured up 121 million results on Google. Imagine that with your name.

Inspired By Kony 2012, New York Teens Launch Program For African Children | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact

When Jessie Almont of Mepham High School first saw the Kony 2012 video, she became outraged. "I was really upset by it," the 17-year-old said. "Whe...

The Other's Eyes -- Kony 2012

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Payvand Seyedali

Awareness can make us numb after the initial reaction. In the same way our body adjusts to tolerate new, even freezing temperatures, our souls adjust to protect us from situations that seem unbearable.

The Current Events Bubble

Marlena Bradford | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Marlena Bradford

I'm not sure if this is generation-wide, but a good number of my classmates are largely unaware of current events, both foreign and domestic. A prime example of this is the recent Kony 2012 movement.

Jason Russell: Role Model

Evan Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2012 | Media
Evan Shapiro

No one asked Jason Russell to get in front of the camera. That was his choice. In casting himself as a role model, Russell asked kids around the world to believe -- not just in his cause, but in him.

Uganda 2012

Kaz Komolafe | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Kaz Komolafe

The problems facing Uganda certainly stretch beyond the four-year-old ones raised by Invisible Children in the Kony 2012 video, which does not summarize the entire plot.

A Video That Helped Convict a Warlord and What It Could Mean for Kony 2012

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

With much respect to the legitimacy of the debate around "Kony 2012," there is a single sentence that keeps pushing itself into focus before my eyes: we have to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.

The Difference Between Slacktivism And Activism: How 'Kony 2012' Is Narrowing The Gap

Evan Bailyn | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Evan Bailyn

Is posting online about an important issue really "slacking"? If so, what would doing nothing be?

Uganda Fires Back At Kony 2012 Video

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

* Prime minister on YouTube, Twitter to talk about Kony * Wants world to know hunt is on, Kony not in Uganda * U.S. vide...

Bill Maher Rails Against Kony 2012

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.17.2012 | Comedy

Bill Maher took on Kony 2012, the viral campaign against Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony that has sparked as much controversy as it has praise. "If you...

The Real Story About Kony 2012

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Sheldon Himelfarb

Rather than disparage Kony 2012 and its makers, as if we'd like the video to disappear as breathtakingly fast as it appeared, I hope teachers in classrooms and families at dinner tables will take this opportunity to discuss these issues about which most of us are woefully ignorant.

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Prompts Outrage In Uganda

Posted 03.15.2012 | World

Everyone from actors to models to business leaders have weighed in on "Kony 2012," the 30-minute video about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Arm...

Kony 2012: Anatomy of a Social Media Sensation

Patricia Vanderbilt | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Patricia Vanderbilt

Watching Kony 2012, I feel manipulated. I don't want to be coddled like a toddler or seduced by filmmaking strategies that appeal to my age demographic. I want to be challenged to understand the world differently.

Kony 2012: A New Proposal For Aiding Africa

Karthik Palaniappan | Posted 05.14.2012 | Teen
Karthik Palaniappan

The fact of the matter is that the Kony 2012 video is misleading. This propaganda was meant to create a popular outcry -- which it did. However, not everybody knows, or has considered, the facts.

Influencer of the Week: The Kony Clip

Connie Dieken | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology
Connie Dieken

It remains to be seen what will become of this spotlight. But the Kony 2012 movement shows that you can activate the next generation in social engagement -- in a purpose that's greater than themselves and silly cats.

Westerners Are Not And Will Never Be The 'Saviors' Of Africa

Ben Affleck | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

I believe there is no mission more urgent than to help children who are suffering and I applaud Invisible Children for raising the awareness of Kony. I urge them to embrace the opportunity before them and point advocates to where war and abducting children is still happening: Congo.

From Caring to Doing: The Responsibility of Experts for #StopKony

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Right now there are potentially hundreds of millions of youth interested in Uganda and hungry for guidance. Experts must positively engage this expanding global dialogue and to teach the conversation upwards.

Why The "Kony 2012" Campaign Should Make Travelers Uncomfortable

Steve Bramucci | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Steve Bramucci

The children of Northern Uganda deserve your concern, energy and money. Travelers know that context is everything.

WATCH: Is This Young Ugandan A Voice Of Reason In The Kony 2012 Debate?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

With the release of a new Web film by the activist filmmakers behind last week's "Kony 2012" video -- a 30-minute documentary about the murderous Afri...

I Watched KONY 2012 -- So What? Now What?

Sonya Denyse | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Sonya Denyse

When did awareness become change? Bracelets are not change. Slogans are not change. Sharing a video is not change. Campaigns are not change. All of these things are great marketing for mobilization... and big business.