PAST EVENT: Breaking Borders Award nomination deadline
Breaking Borders Award nomination deadline:15 February
21 Jan 10

Reuters and Global Voices launch a new award to recognise campaigners for freedom of expression online.

The Breaking Borders Award will reward the use of online tools by individuals, campaign groups and government groups to promote and protect freedom of expression.

Prizes of US$10,000 will be handed out in three categories: advocacy, which will recognise an activist or group that has used online tools to promote free expression; technology, which will rewarded the creators of a tool enabling free expression and increased access to information; and a policy prize aimed at policy makers, non-governmental organisations and government officials.

Free societies and prosperity are fundamentally based on freedom of expression, both offline and online,” says David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer, in a press release.

“The internet is providing once unimaginable possibilities for political participation, free exchange of information and democratic movements around the world.”

The deadline for the awards is 15 February.  Details here