Kony 2012 and More Than #Kony2012: what about Ugandans?
The Kony battle continues.
A second Kony video, a follow-up to the Kony 2012 video that went viral and was said to have been viewed 100 million times, was due to be released today by the charity Invisible Children but was postponed until Thursday, according to FoxNews.com, “after producers experienced editing issues while putting the final touches to the new film.”
At the same time, the Mara Foundation cashed in on the bonanza by saying that on Tuesday it had released #Uganda2012 - More Than #Kony2012 as a counter to Invisible Children's videos “which … may have damaged Uganda's reputation for years to come.”
But just as critics said the original video was misleading because Kony has been operating in Congo for years and has ceased to be a threat in Uganda, Mara’s three-minute video is open to criticism that it, too, pushes Ugandans into the background. YouTube shows that its new release was uploaded in May 2011.
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