Published on Mar 8, 2012
Watch Rosebell Kagumire's full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVY5j...
She invites people to discuss the issue with her on twitter:
Listen to the BBC's full podcast: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/w...
Telegraph article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...
*Update on Invisible Children 3/11/12*
Jason Russell, founder of Invisible Children, arrested for public masturbation while under the influence:
Also check out Chimamanda Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story." She's not Ugandan, she is Nigerian, but she talks about an important issue.
This is a long video, but it's important, so if you do want to know more about Uganda and Joseph Kony please keep watching. I wanted to talk about Uganda and give you the views of someone who understands the situation first hand.
Rosebell Kagumire is a journalist out of Kampala, Uganda, and she has allowed me to share her views with you in this video.
1 The first issue Rosebell raises is how Invisible Children simplified the story of conflict in Northern Uganda.
2 Next she discusses how Invisible Children misinformed people in their KONY2012 video and how they did not provide information on the current situation.
3 Rather than sensationalizing, Rosebell offers insight on how else to approach the issue.
4 And finally, she acknowledges good intention but does not agree with Invisible Children's simplification.
Thank you Rosebell for allowing me to share your voice. You can also follow Rosebell on Twitter @RosebellK.
Rosebell was also in an interview with BBC and here are a few more of her points.
The woman's voice in the beginning of this clip was a caller named Louise into the show from the UK. When listening to the podcast, these are the times I played:
4:30 - 5:05
5:20 - 6:05
6:10 - 7:00
Michael Wilkerson wrote an article on this for Foreign Policy magazine
8:35 - 9:10
9:30 - 9:56
They then discuss the worry of withdrawing the US troops.
21:57 - 22:27
I realize that a lot of people have shared Invisible Children's video many times and we want to feel good about ourselves by trying to help, and we want to be able to say we're making a difference, and I think that's why people get so defensive when information is presented that shows that that particular way of doing things is not the best approach.
I hope I brought some things to light that perhaps you haven't heard before. If you think some of your friends haven't heard any of this either, please let them know. Knowing about the world is a good thing!
Thanks again for watching.
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