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Arguments Against "Stop Kony 2012"

Exploring the arguments against the #Kony2012 campaign.


  1. Many were instantly swept away by the message of the video and it quickly went viral with plenty of celebrity supporters.
  2. Despite celebrity backing, not everyone warmed up to the #StopKony campaign.
  3. The article Justin Phillips links to gives some insight to the situation:

    “What that video says is totally wrong, and it can cause us more problems than help us,” said Dr Beatrice Mpora, director of Kairos, a community health organisation in Gulu, a town that was once the centre of the rebels’ activities.

    “There has not been a single soul from the LRA here since 2006. Now we have peace, people are back in their homes, they are planting their fields, they are starting their businesses. That is what people should help us with.”

  4. A few were moved to create video responses.
  5. An Open Call to Invisible Children, Kony 2012
  6. My response to KONY2012.
  7. Kony 2012 Video is Misleading
  8. Many articles were written that brought the motives and facts of the campaign into question.