Invisible Children’s CEO responds to KONY 2012 criticisms


CEO of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey responds in this video to criticisms of the Invisible Children organization and the KONY 2012 campaign after the viral spread of the video.  Keesey claims the organization runs on three main foundations 1. Media, 2. Advocacy, and 3. Development.  He answers many of the questions viewers of the KONY 2012 video have raised in an effort to clear any muddled air.  Keesey definitely hits some popular points of concern in this video, including the distribution of the organization’s finances; however, it appears that the group many have a limited focus…

Yes, perhaps finding and ridding the world of Joseph Kony would help the situation of child abduction and war in Africa, but this is not just an issue in Uganda… nor does the fault lie solely in the hands of the Kony’s Rebel Army (the LRA), corrupt governments are also greatly to blame for the exact same faults.  Sure, Joseph Kony is an evil man, but the KONY 2012 campaign makes it seem as though by capturing this one man, the child soldier epidemic will end.  This is not the case.

What are your thoughts?….

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About madie m.

Hello, my name is Madie. I'm a born and raised Norfolkian, took the popular public school route, (Larchmont Elementary , Blair Middle, Maury High) and am currently finishing up my Second year at the University of Virginia. In Charlottesville I am involved in many media extracurricular activities including writing for the Arts and Entertainment section of UVa's Cavalier Daily and a morning news broadcaster on one of the area's most popular radio stations, 92.7 KISS FM. I am currently majoring in French and Economics at the University and minoring in Media Studies. I love learning about the happenings of new technologies as well as new music. I think it's incredibly important that we all keep up to date with the rapid developments of the technological world so as not to find ourselves lost in the dust. But if you're not into searching the tech sections of news sites and other sites like and, no worries, that's what I'm here for. Just check out my latest "digital trend" and you should be safe. Apart from the music and tech scene, I enjoy running, practicing yoga, cooking French cuisine, and doing whatever else might give me a laugh on any given day!

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