So we’re happy to tell our readers about an Internet award that’s given out to promote public awareness of the need to defend free expression online.
And for the first time this year… you get to help choose the winner.
Reporters Without Borders has chosen these nine nominees for the 2013 Netizen Prize:
- Itsmania Pineda Platero (Honduras)
- Cheikh Fall (Senegal)
- Oumarou Mohamed Lamine (Mali)
- Suren Gazaryan (Russia)
- Murat Tungishbayev (Kazakhstan)
- Assen Yordanov (Bulgaria)
- Huynh Ngoc Chenh (Vietnam)
- Mosireen (Egypt)
- Shiva Nazar Ahari (Iran)
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the nominees right now.
You have until until March 5 to visit the Reporters Without Borders YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/netizen2013 and watch brief videos that tell the stories of these brave individuals. Then vote for the one you think best represents the fight for online freedom of information.
The winner will be announced on March 7.