5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Posted by Laura Heaton on Mar 16, 2012 | Original article

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Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.

Whether you love or hate Kony 2012, there’s no denying that in sheer clicks and views, the video generated a level of interest that most NGOs would love to claim even a fraction of. Jason Mogus, writing for Communicopia, breaks down the elements that came together to produce the most viral video of all time in “Why your non-profit won't make a KONY 2012.”

From a short but influential list of people who have recently visited Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Foreign Policy’s Turtle Bay blogger Colum Lynch focused his reporting about “The other Sudanese civil war” on the account of former U.N. envoy in Sudan, Mukesh Kapila. Kapila, who, Lynch reports, was among the first to sound the alarm about Darfur, recently returned from South Kordofan and recommends cross-border humanitarian operations to avert further suffering and death.

What effect is the conviction of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga, which took place in a courtroom in The Hague—far away from the scene of his crimes—having in eastern Congo? Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Ituri, where Lubanga’s UPC operated, about another rebel group that watched the trial’s outcome with apprehension.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart brought his characteristic flair to his “coverage” of the Kony 2012 campaign, complete with a montage of prominent journalists not quite able to hide their pouts about how a group of young filmmakers managed to raise an unprecedented amount of attention to a conflict that has in fact made headlines over the years.

And to end the week on a high note—if The Daily Show’s ‘My Little Kony’ didn’t do the trick—check out the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, highlighted by NPR’s All Songs Considered ahead of the group’s South by Southwest debut. Sauti Sol and fellow Kenyan group Just A Band are among a handful of African musicians taking the stage in Austin, TX this week.

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