Internet is a place where things, strangely unrelated, would go instantly viral. Yesterday was Rebecca Black, and today is KONY 2012.
I admit I have no prior knowledge about who Joeseph Kony was before watching the video, but I do know Africa has a long and complicated history of conflict and turmoil. The human part of the video were very touching, but as an aspiring documentary-maker and journalist, I simply cannot bring myself to accept the way this video is trying to influence the world of social activism. Social activism should be based on informed understanding that arouse sympathy, not propaganda-style rabble-rousing. And the latter is exactly what Jason Russell’s video is all about. Read the rest of this entry »