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Resource June 12, 2017

Meet the Journalist: David Gauvey Herbert

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Invisible Children's Congolese headquarters sits in the center of Dungu, just steps from a United Nations peacekeeping outpost. The LRA attacked Dungu in 2008, killing three Congolese soldiers and abducting at least more than 50 children, according to Human Rights Watch. Imagy by David Gauvey Herbert. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017.
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What happens when we lose interest in a horror story, but the monster continues to stalk other...

View from the Invisible Children office in Dungu, DRC. Image by David Gauvey Herbert. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2016.
View from the Invisible Children office in Dungu, DRC. Image by David Gauvey Herbert. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2016.

It has been nearly five years since the San Diego-based NGO Invisible Children uploaded "Kony 2012" onto YouTube and watched it rack up more than 120 million views in a single week. Since then, the nonprofit has transformed itself. Once dismissed as a group of amateur click-activists, Invisible Children is now on the front line of a covert war against the Lord's Resistance Army. In its latest incarnation, the group has veered from standard humanitarian protocol, pioneering a controversial approach to humanitarian aid that treats intelligence gathering as a core objective and military force as a legitimate avenue of justice.

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