Curated links and videos related to the viral ascent & descent of #STOPKONY
There is obviously a flurry of blog posts on #KONY2012 and the rights and wrongs around this social media campaign. Here are some selected videos and articles about KONY2012, the backlash, context, debate and data visualization to help you make your mind up.
First, the actual video
One of many video responses on KONY, this one recorded for Al Jazeera’s The Stream, also widely shared on social media platforms
Below are some resources for journalists who get arrested, intimidated or assaulted while covering #Occupy protests around the country. This is a growing list, so please contact me on Twitter @jcstearns if you want to add anything the list.
View a full list of reporters who have been arrested…
Apple is one of the coolest brands on the planet but it is currently under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
A spate of suicides at one of its main suppliers, Foxconn, has led to allegations of labour rights abuses in its Chinese factories.
“News of the spate of suicides [at the] Foxconn [plants] in 2010 alarmed me greatly and I wondered whether the harsh management methodology drove workers to despair.
As consumers we should ask ourselves how certain products are made …. Corporate social responsibility is always window-dressing measures without enforcement mechanisms and remedies for workers. So the only way to stop labour rights violations is through campaigning. We hope that more consumers can pressure Apple and Foxconn.”
Debby Chan, activist
This film follows Debby Chan as she works to gather evidence against Foxconn and Apple, often at great risk to herself.
An explosion at a Foxconn factory coincides with her arrival in the town and Debby’s determined to uncover the cause of the explosion. But Foxconn is a powerful adversary and her mission proves to be a perilous one.