KONY 2012

August 20, 2012 8:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Screening – Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted 

Join us for a preview of BBC Panorama‘s Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted, followed by a Q&A with reporter Sorious Samura, Ron McCullagh of Insight News TV and producer Andrew Bell.

Somewhere in the vast, dense jungles of central Africa is hidden Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted men. In the wake of the infamous “Kony 2012” internet campaign to bring him to justice this year, BAFTA-winning reporter Sorious Samura investigates the myths surrounding Kony and travels to the front line of the fight to bring one of Africa’s most bizarre and brutal leaders to justice.

April 5, 2012

“Brief and largely transatlantic”: Visualising #Kony2012 on Twitter

Yesterday at the Frontline Club, there was a discussion about Invisible Children’s controversial Kony2012 video. Whatever else you think about it (and a lot of people have a lot of thoughts), the campaign has succeeded in raising awareness of the crimes of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. I just thought I’d take the opportunity to flag […]

April 5, 2012

Is Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign baloney?

With over one hundred million ‘views’ the Kony 2012 video has started a far-reaching debate on the aims and value of a production seen by many as an over-simplification of complex situation.

April 5, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED First Wednesday: KONY 2012 – A force for good?

The recent KONY 2012 campaign video has been met with strong criticism, but nobody can question its effectiveness in reaching a mass audience.

Despite its inaccuracies this campaign has created wider awareness about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) than any news report or campaign that has come before it, so what can be learned? Join us for April’s First Wednesday as we debate whether the KONY 2012 campaign is a force for good or a worrying development in campaigning.