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Invisible Children: Kony 2014, Two Years On and Little Has Changed

Posted: March 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Revolute | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Invisible Children: Kony 2014, Two Years On and Little Has Changed

Joseph KonyOne of our most popular posts has been Kony 2012, based on the documentary film and campaign to oust Joseph Kony from Uganda.

On October 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court – ICC – announced that arrest warrants had been issued for five members of the Lord’s Resistance Army for crimes against humanity following a sealed indictment. The Ugandan defense minister Amama Mbabazi revealed that the warrants included Joseph Kony, his deputy Vincent Otti, and LRA commanders Raska Lukwiya, Okot Odiambo, and Dominic Ongwen.

The Film Kony 2012, a campaign by humanitarian group Invisible Children aimed to make Joseph Kony infamous, “not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest… to set a precedent for international justice”.

Two years on and little has changed, the talk continues and so does Joseph Kony’s lawlessness :: Read the full article »»»»

World of the News

Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: World of the News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on World of the News

Our Weekly Roundup of People Who Made the News!

World of the News - February 2012Reuters reporter Paul Smalera asks the question: Will Big Media & Big Tech ever stop punishing their biggest fans? The recent anti-usability, nonsensical ways in which Big Media and Big Tech have restricted access to content has proved that both sides have been against Net Neutrality all along. Zach Watson Reports on the opposite to Link Love? Link Difficulties, Limp Linking, Loveless Links aka Pay-per-link: Ars Technica has found thatLowes.com has a ridiculous policy on linking to them. They require that Web sites that link to them must fill out a form. The actual idea of having to receive permission to link to a Web site is pretty stupid. It’s a concept that has been dead for years. Watson points out some more than amusing befuddles in Lowes Loveless linking. John C Abell has a superlative piece on Yahoo. Abell is a stalwart of electronic media, in his latest ravings he pokes  a smidgen of fun at nostalgia, writing that Yahoo is taking on Facebook, it’s not vying for the hearts and minds of the Internet cool kids. It’s going after licensing fees for patents. Abell reckons this is not how it is supposed to be. Gary Kemble, ABC.nets Social Media Coordinator follows the link love theme, from a more posterus angle: With statistics showing that more and more people are finding their news via their social networks, it has become more important than ever to provide a relevant, timely social media service. Which drags us into the ABCs Facebook Facelift: The peoples (our) news network is calling for feedback on it’s Facebook page renovation: www.facebook.com/abc-news/

+ Kony2012 Director Responds to Criticism, James Spigelman to Head ABC & Gina Rinehart Hits Forbes

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Invisible Children: Kony 2012

Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Revolute | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Invisible Children: Kony 2012

Kony 2012, a documentary film about the little-known conflict that continues to devistate Uganda-  since the early 1980s – has become a surprise viral hit, being shared on Facebook over 4 million times in less than 2 weeks.

Invisible Children - Joseph Kony Poster

First up, I have to admit that my knowledge of Kony 2012 comes from a child, a 15 year old girl. This daughter of a buddy pulled oblog faces, spouted strange sounds,  berated me in bafflement that I’d never heard of Kony 2012. Her advice, go to your computer, watch Kony 2012 on YouTube. Ok young lady, I now get why Kony 2012 has gone viral! Read the full article »»»»