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#Kony2012: What Does 70+ Million Views Mean?
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon A) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

    The recent campaign film on Uganda by Invisible Children - 'Kony 2012' calling for the arrest of war criminal Joseph Kony has had a dramatic reach unseen for any previous human rights video online. Within one week it has been seen over 70 million times on YouTube. How has it spread so far and so fast? It has also drawn a strong backlash of criticism - is it promoting stereotypes and paternalistic, is it promoting the wrong solution for the problems of Uganda? This panel will include perspectives from online advocacy, from video documentary, and human rights activism to ask: What can we learn from the spectacular online reach of the Kony 2012 film, what are the critiques of it from perspectives of representation and advocacy choices, and can we evaluate and prioritize these different perspectives?

    Partner | Fission Strategy | Cheryl Contee, Partner at Fission...

    Director | New Media Ventures

    Chief Data Scientist | Betaworks | Gilad is the Chief Scientist...

    Program Dir | Witness | Sam Gregory is the Program Director at...

    Cofounder | Project Diaspora | TMS “Teddy” Ruge is currently...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Intermediate
    Info Y
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP992508

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