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Reporters without Borders - Blog Winners

Reporters Without Borders has selected around 60 blogs defending freedom of expression. Blogs have become significant sources of news for millions of Internet-users. In repressive countries, they represent an alternative news source to state-controlled media. In regimes that show greater respect for freedom of expression, they can chronicle comments, articles and opinions that are not necessarily broadcast by the major media.

Reporters Without Borders requested Internet-users to vote for the prize-winners – one in each geographical category. After two months of voting, here are the results:

AMERICAS

Press think
<javascript:ol(‘http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink’);>http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink
Country: United States
Language: English

A blog run by an American journalist dealing with the media and free expression in the age of the Internet

ASIA

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www.jeffooi.com
Country: Malaysia
Language: English

An extremely popular blog that takes an independent approach to Malaysian politics and society. Its editor, Jeff Ooi, was threatened with imprisonment, at the beginning of October 2004, because he allowed on his blog a comment insulting Islam0.

AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

Joint winners

Shared Pains
<javascript:ol(‘http://kabul2.blogsky.com’);>http://kabul2.blogsky.com
Country: Afghanistan
Language: Farsi

A blog commenting on Afghanistans political and social life with a forthrightness rarely found in this country

And

Al Jinane
<javascript:ol(‘http://www.emarrakech.info/prana’);>http://www.emarrakech.info/prana
Country: Morocco
Language: French

A blog run by a Moroccan trying to understand the complexity of the world0.

EUROPE

ICT lex
http:/www.ictlex.net 
Country: Italy
Language: Italian

A blog on Internet law and new technologies

IRAN

Mojtaba Saminejad
<javascript:ol(‘http://8mdr8.blogspot.com’);>http://8mdr8.blogspot.com
Country: Iran
Language: Farsi

A weblog that earned its editor, Mojtaba Saminejad, a two year prison sentence in June 2005 (See: <javascript:ol(‘http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=12563’);>http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=12563).

INTERNATIONAL

Netzpolitik
<javascript:ol(‘http://www.netzpolitik.org’);>http://www.netzpolitik.org
Country: Germany
Language: German

A blog dealing with open source technologies, Internet-users rights and free expression in cyberspace.

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