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In defence of the #Kony12 campaign (guest blog)

Bugay, Bridgette (2012) In defence of the #Kony12 campaign (guest blog). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (08 Mar 2012). Blog.

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Abstract

The Invisible Children Kony campaign has succeeded in one important thing. It has sparked a global debate about the best way to mobilise support for human rights action. With brilliant use of film and online social networks it has created a viral phenomenon that has generated huge publicity for the target of bringing the Ugandan war lord to justice. But critics have accused Invisible Children of advocating misguided policies, counter-productive media messaging and misrepresenting and misunderstanding Africa. I agree with those criticisms and I have a few of my own that I have written about here. But in this guest blog, LSE student and former Invisible Children communications worker Bridgette Bugay responds to the criticism of the campaign.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 14:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77303

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