Kate and I have both appeared in non-blog media over the last few days, discussing why we are Kony 2012 skeptics. In case you’re interested:
- On March 8, Amanda appeared on Monocle Radio’s The Daily (Link here, and the interview starts about an hour in)
- On March 10, we contributed to a New York Times “Room for Debate” discussion. Excerpt:
“A focus on awareness also requires putting “relatable” figures center-stage. That means “whites in shining armor,” while portraying the communities affected by atrocities as helpless victims, waiting passively for American assistance. That may be good for page views, but it is bad for policy. Those communities will bear the consequences — good or bad — of interventions to end atrocities. Shouldn’t awareness be about listening to them, not drowning out their voices?”
- Today, Kate appeared on Philadelphia Public Radio’s Radio Times show, and discussed the Kony 2012 campaign with Sarah Margon of the Center for American Progress. The podcast is available here.