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Kony 2012 Sequel Released

Part II is still 'slick, hip' but lacks Jason Russell

(Newser) - The sequel to viral video sensation Kony 2012 is here, and it's lacking a pretty big component of the first video: Jason Russell . Russell, the Invisible Children co-founder who narrated the first video, was hospitalized after an outburst in San Diego last month. As a result of his absence,... More »

Tomorrow: 'Kony 2012,' the Sequel

Invisible Children to present more complex investigation

(Newser) - After garnering 86 million views and counting, Invisible Children's activist video sensation has spawned a sequel. "Kony 2012, Part II" comes out tomorrow, NPR reports. The sequel is set to offer a more thorough investigation of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army; the first piece was criticized... More »

Diagnosis for Kony 2012's Russell: Reactive Psychosis

Jason Russell will remain hospitalized for weeks: family

(Newser) - The family of Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell says his half-naked romp through San Diego was caused by "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress, and dehydration." His wife had earlier said as much , but the new statement claims this is his official... More »

Wife of 'Kony' Video Maker: Exhaustion Led to Meltdown

Jason Russell wasn't on drugs or booze, says family

(Newser) - The man who created the viral Kony 2012 video will be out of the public spotlight for the foreseeable future after his very public meltdown , says his family. Jason Russell's wife denies that alcohol or drugs set off Russell yesterday, when he was detained after running naked through his... More »

Invisible Children Co-Founder Found Half-Naked, Detained

Jason Russell is one of those behind 'Kony 2012' viral video

(Newser) - Jason Russell, a co-founder of the charity behind the Kony 2012 viral video , was detained in San Diego yesterday for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public. Russell, 33, was found allegedly vandalizing cars, masturbating, and generally acting strange, a police officer says, adding that he may have been under... More »

Anti-Kony Group to Air New Video Today

New film will aim to answer Invisible Children's critics

(Newser) - The guys behind the Kony 2012 viral video are going to do what they do best to answer critics: unleash a video. Invisible Children's video exposing the evils of Joseph Kony has grabbed more than 72 million views, and triggered major buzz about how to put an end to... More »

Anti-Kony Charity Slammed for Spending Habits, Gun Pic

'If you don't accept our unorthodoxy, you don't get us,' says co-founder

(Newser) - An evangelical-linked charity behind a massively viral video exposing the evils of African warlord Joseph Kony is scrambling to answer questions about how it spends its money and a controversial photo showing members posing with weapons. Only 32% of $8.6 million raised by video-maker Invisible Children last year went... More »

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