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Global Voices wins a Best of the Blogs

Global Voices has won a Best of the Blogs award from Deutsche Welle. We're thrilled to be honored as the jury's choice for the Best Journalistic Blog in English. Other Global Voices friends were honored by DW as well, including our friends Manal and Alaa, whose blog from Cairo, “Manal and Alaa's Bit Bucket”, which won the special Reporters Without Borders award.

Lisa Stone of Surfette was on the jury that chose our blog for the DW honor. Her blog post about judging the contest is incredibly flattering regarding our work. Evidently she advocated for Global Voices to win the Best Weblog prize – which Argentine blog “Más respeto, que soy tu madre” won – but because two judges (Hossein Derakshan and Julien Pain) were Global Voices contributors, there was a perception of conflict of interest. In her post, Stone says:

In my opinion, Global Voices is the most important blog in the English speaking world, bar none. This site is more than an up-to-the-minute guide and encyclopedia of the international blogosphere. Global Voices Online is a mega-blog the covers free speech by a global citizenry–and covers it well. It's so important at a time when so many international voices are denied free speech by their governments and, in the United States, a very few, English-speaking, first-world media conglomerates dominate and determine the ownership, distribution and content of news.

Thanks, Lisa, and thanks to everyone at Best of the Blogs for honoring us with this wonderful award. And thanks to everyone on the Global Voices team for making this site worthy of recognition.

21 comments

  • Congratulations!!!!!! Bravi!

  • Congrats guys/gals.

  • […] Global Voices was founded by former CNN Tokyo and Beijing Bureau Chief, Rebecca McKinnon, and Geekcorps founder, Ethan Zuckerman, at the Berkman Center of Internet Society at Harvard Law School, and aims to amplify and broadcast the voices of individuals living in countries under-represented or often poorly reported in the international media. According to Zuckerman, when Global Voices went online in December 2004, it had 800 visitors per day. Now, it attracts more than 12,000, or over 300,000 visitors per month. […]

  • […] However, Global Voices and Geekcorps founder Ethan Zuckerman, says that one problem frustrating its adoption by developing countries is the fact that widespread piracy often negates the benefits of lower cost equivalents. In Armenia, this is especially true. This is made doubly hard by the fact that Yerevan’s CD and computer software shops all seem to be supplied by the same supplier. […] free software frequently costs users in developing nations more than proprietary software. Widespread copyright infringement means software often is available for the price of the media on which it’s delivered. In Yerevan, Armenia, I recently found Microsoft Windows XP and Red Hat 8 shelved side by side, both selling for less than $5 US. […]

  • […] Ni furaha iliyoje kwa wanablogu wanaojihusisha au kufaidika na kazi za mradi wa Global Voices. Mradi huu umepata tuzo kubwa kwa ubunifu na utendaji kazi mahiri. Tuzo hiyo ya the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism ilikuwa ikigombewa pia na jamaa wengine sita. Bonyeza hapa utaona orodha ya jamaa hao wengine na pia ukishuka chini kabisa utaona washindi wa mwaka jana. Mradi huu ambao bado ni mbichi kabisa ulishinda huko nyuma tuzo ya Best of Blogs, bonyeza hapa kama ulipitiwa.   […]

  • […] It may be noted that Global Voices Online won the DW best English-language journalistic Weblog awards in 2005. Rezwan […]

  • […] Best of the Blogs awards at Global Voices. In 2005, they were good enough to honor our site as the best English-language journalistic weblog. Other Global Voices bloggers have been honored by Best of the Blogs, including Black Looks […]

  • Congrats guys/gals.

  • […] feo vaovao fa tsy dia variana manome loka ireo fanta-daza hatry ny ela (tsy lazaina intsony fa efa nahazo ny loka 2005 i Global Voices Online ary iray amin’ny mpanohana na mpanome ny loka tamin’ity taona […]

  • […] Voices heeft zelf een BOBs-prijs gewonnen in 2005 [en], maar veel van de huidige en voormalige bloggers op Global Voices nemen in de BOBs van dit […]

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