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Can a social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls?

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Caption: Members of civil society groups shout slogans to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

It's been almost a month since more than 270 schoolgirls in Nigeria were kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, and the girls are still missing.

The story has sparked protests and social media campaigns in Nigeria and around the world to draw attention to the issue. The twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has gone viral.

It's been used by Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, Hillary Clinton, and now Michelle Obama.



Here in Los Angeles, the story of these Nigerian girls hit particularly hard with Ramaa Mosley, a documentary filmmaker.

She created a "Bring Back Our Girls" Facebook page to share ideas about how people can take action and joins us to talk about the response she's received.

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