KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony – head of the Lord’s Resistance Army – famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Invisible Children has been working for 9 years to end Africa’s longest-running armed conflict. US Military advisers are currently deployed in Central Africa on a “time-limited” mission to stop Kony and disarm the Lord’s Resistance Army (cf.: “Obama orders U.S. troops to help chase down African ‘army’ leader“, CNN, 14.10.2011). If Kony isn’t captured this year, the window of opportunity will be gone. With this campaign, Invisible Children use a new form of activism, involving media platforms like Facebook and YouTube and the support of voluntary supporters all over the world. Additionally to their film, Invisible Children offers an action kit for download.
Josh Rogin, “State Department: No reason to think we are calling off the Kony hunt“, Foreign Policy, 09.03.2012.