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Breaking News English .com, Internet Campaign To Arrest Joseph Kony (8th March, 2012)

A video aimed at bringing about the arrest of the fugitive head of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Joseph Kony, has gone viral on the Internet. The 30-minute film, called “Kony 2012”, has had over 15 million views on YouTube and Vimeo and over 150,000 comments. The video is part of a campaign created by the Invisible Children non-profit group to bring Kony to justice. The Ugandan warlord is accused of being responsible for more than 30,000 deaths, forcing children to be sex slaves and of exploiting child soldiers. In 2005, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. The campaign was one of the top trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday, along with news of the new iPad.

The video says: “KONY 2012 is a film and campaign…that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest.” It has picked up the support of major celebrities. Hip-hop star Sean "Diddy" Combs wrote on Twitter: "Dear Joseph Kony…We will stop you.” He asked all 6,000,000 of his followers to forward his tweet to others. However, the video has attracted criticism from those who say it oversimplifies a complex issue. Canadian political scientist Grant Oyston has started a blog called "Visible Children" in which he writes: “These problems are highly complex…and…aren't of the nature that can be solved by postering, film-making and changing your Facebook profile picture.”

Classroomhandouts,onlineactivitiesandalisteningforthisarticleareat  http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1203/120308-joseph_kony.html



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A video aimed at bringing about the arrest of the fugitive head of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Joseph Kony, has gone viral on the Internet. The 30-minute film, called “Kony 2012”, has had over 15 million views on YouTube and Vimeo and over 150,000 comments. The video is part of a campaign created by the Invisible Children non-profit group to bring Kony to justice. The Ugandan warlord is accused of being responsible for more than 30,000 deaths, forcing children to be sex slaves and of exploiting child soldiers. In 2005, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. The campaign was one of the top trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday, along with news of the new iPad.

The video says: “KONY 2012 is a film and campaign…that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest.” It has picked up the support of major celebrities. Hip-hop star Sean "Diddy" Combs wrote on Twitter: "Dear Joseph Kony…We will stop you.” He asked all 6,000,000 of his followers to forward his tweet to others. However, the video has attracted criticism from those who say it oversimplifies a complex issue. Canadian political scientist Grant Oyston has started a blog called "Visible Children" in which he writes: “These problems are highly complex…and…aren't of the nature that can be solved by postering, film-making and changing your Facebook profile picture.”

Classroomhandouts,onlineactivitiesandalisteningforthisarticleareat  http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1203/120308-joseph_kony.html


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