Congratulations RSF Freedom Blog Winners!!

Reporters Sans Frontieres has announced the winners of the 2-month Freedom Blog Contest. Chosen by popular online vote from around 60 nominated blogs who “each in their own way, defend freedom of expression,” the winners are:

Screenshots by Jeff Ooi of Malaysia. (English)

Shared Pains of Afghanistan (in Farsi)
Al Jinane of Morocco (in French)

ICT lex of Italy (in Italian)

Pressthink by Jay Rosen of the U.S.A. (in English, obviously)

Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been given a two year prison sentence. (in Farsi)


Netzpolitik, focusing on global open-source technology and freedom of expression (in German).


  • Republicans won…Get over it!!!

  • ‘The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin — and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.’
    -Vaclav Havel.

    Congratulations to the most outstanding virtual freedom fighters listed above!

    As Solomon Burke sang in his Grammy winning CD, Don’t Give Up on Me – “None of us are free, if one of us is chained, none of us are free.” Here at Harvard inspired Global Voices everyone is a winner …

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