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Out of Africa and across the world: Angelina Jolie has gushed about it, Oprah Winfrey has tweeted about it and i...

By Himaya Quasem Assistant to Editor [email protected] The swift viral-like spread of a charity video raises questions about a new colonialism and campaigning on the Internet. Angelina Jolie has gushed about it, Oprah Winfrey has tweeted about it and it has been viewed more than 86 million times on YouTube. But when Kony 2012 - a film calling for the capture of African warlord Joseph Kony - was shown to youngsters in northern Uganda, the overwhelming reaction was outrage. The audience in Lira - where Kony's army has killed, raped and abducted children for two decades - hurled rocks and complained that the footage did not accurately reflect their lives. Academics have also criticised it for being patronising and giving the misleading impression that the rebel chief - who leads The Lord's Resistance Army - is still active in northern Uganda. In fact, it was pushed out in 20...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2012/03/31/out-of-africa-an...

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