There are two sides to every story, after all.
Here is the original Kony 2012 video. [link]
If you haven't watched it yet, PLEASE do. Please take the time to really watch it, and try and empathise with these young people. Imagine if it were you, a sibling, a friend.... This man must be stopped.
Now, there have been criticisms not of the need to stop Kony, but of the Invisible Children organisation who have led this campaign. These criticisms primarily regard the organisations finances and military support. You can read these concerns here:
In the interests of fair representation, I today saw a response from the Invisible Children organisation, linked in a BBC article.
You can read their response to the criticisms here:
The Guardian, a news company in the UK, has done a good job in trying to cover all aspects of Kony and Invisible Children, both supportive and critical: [link]
It's always best to see both sides of the story.
On the plus side, this was #4 most read on BBC News today (when I read it), which means the message is being heard. That, regardless of everything else, is a good thing.
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