San Diego: A co-founder of the group behind a viral video about a brutal African warlord was detained by police and hospitalised after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement.
Jason Russell of Invisible Children was hospitalized for exhaustion less than two weeks after the release of the 30-minute video he narrated about warlord Joseph Kony, said Ben Keesey, the group's chief executive officer.
"Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalised on Thursday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition," Keesey said. "He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday."
"Jason's passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue," the statement read....more
09:35 AM, Mar 17, 2012
New York: The director of a video sensation that calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive rebel leader of a Ugandan militia group, agreed on Friday with skeptics who have called the film oversimplified, saying it was deliberately made that way. The 30-minute YouTube film called 'Kony 2012', which by Friday had been viewed on YouTube more than 58 million times, aims to wake up the world to...
01:15 PM, Mar 12, 2012
New Delhi: A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a little-known team of filmmakers based in San Diego. The 30-minute YouTube video was the centrepiece of a campaign that spread on Twitter beginning on Tuesday...
05:45 PM, Mar 09, 2012