KONY 2012: Complex Problems, Simple Solutions?

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Issues involving violations of human rights are almost always more complicated then they first appear. Campaigns like KONY 2012 and situations like the conflict in Syria seem to offer clear courses of action, but how well are they represented and addressed by those involved in the solutions? WNR’s Collin Smith takes a look at how complex issues are often oversimplified, and how this problem can be fixed.

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