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Jack Hidary | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Jack Hidary

Viral video with 100 million views fired up the Internet in 2012 - Where is the renegade leader now? It is now more than two years since the famous/...

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.

'Kony 2012' Sequel On The Way!

Posted 04.13.2012 | World

Invisible Children, the advocacy organization behind "Kony 2012," has announced "Kony 2012 Part II," a sequel to the record-breaking 30-minute video t...

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.

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

When Kony Met Daisey

John Feffer | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
John Feffer

The journalist and the dramatist must navigate between the siren call of story and the rocky shoals of truth. Both Jason Russell and Mike Daisey wrecked their ships. We should judge them not simply by their navigational skills, or lack thereof, but also the things they carried.

Kony 2012 -- Why the Backlash Matters

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Jeremy Konyndyk

As a result of the inadvertent harm caused by well-meaning but misguided advocacy and the offense caused by turning the Kony crisis into a marketing pitch, humanitarian advocates must hold themselves to a higher standard.

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": Why It's Time to Put the 'Rescue' Story to Bed

Mallika Dutt | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Mallika Dutt

How do we make the crucial distinction between swooping in as saviors and standing in solidarity? We start by telling the truth.

To Kony or Not to Kony 2012? Now It's Your Problem

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Misha Lyuve

Not everything will be aligned with your vision, but there is always an opportunity. Don't be just a critic -- offer alternatives. Don't be paralyzed by contradictory opinions -- find what works.

What's Wrong With the Kony Firestorm? Maybe Not What You Think

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Invisible Children has been criticized for not spending enough money on programs. But Invisible Children is an advocacy organization. They spend money on media -- not direct aid -- because that's their strategy.

Kony as a Catalyst

Kate Otto | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

Viral campaigns should bring people far away closer together, not push people farther away from each other. And so I hesitate to endorse Kony2012, because I fear they're doing more of the latter. Here is why.

Why Should We Be Hunting Kony 2012?

Corrin Varady | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Corrin Varady

The international community needs more opportunities to argue and debate about our involvement in the world and especially Africa. We need to stop for a moment and question if we are doing enough and if so, is what we are doing actually RIGHT?

Video Targeting Ugandan Guerilla Leader Goes Viral

Reuters | Lucas Shaw | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK ( - "Kony 2012," a YouTube video targeting a Ugandan guerilla leader, has gone viral, amassing almos...

WATCH: Grisly Murder, Rape, Abduction Highlighted In Viral Video

Posted 03.08.2012 | World

Grisly killings, abductions, and rapes allegedly committed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa have garnered international attention...