Reporters Without Borders open vote for best Internet activists




Reporters Without Borders open vote for the best Internet activists

March 4, 2013

Announced Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for the first time this year opened the door for voting to determine the winner of the organization’s annual Netizen known as of the Year, and that is granted to Internet users, bloggers and activists opinion who contribute significantly in the defense of freedom of expression.

Nine have been identified from Internet activists from Bulgaria, Egypt, Honduras, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mali, Russia, Senegal, Vietnam, winner to be selected from among them. And can watch video clips that offer their stories, each user then vote for the person who impressed more than others.

According to the census conducted by the organization, one third of Internet users suffer from restrictions in the possibility of using the Web, because imposed by governments to control or filter or electronic surveillance. Also exposed bloggers and opposition activists on the Internet all over the world to arrest because of expression, and therefore seeks Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to ensure that it does not become their struggle to oblivion.

Google has indicated in her blog that it believes in the importance of the presence of the Internet free and open for all from which to express his opinion and to learn from others, and therefore has partnered over the past several years with the organization Reporters Without Borders for the organization of the prize.

This winner will be announced, according to the voices of the public from all over the world, on March 7, as the winner will be invited to attend the award ceremony the Google office in Paris on March 12, corresponding to the World Day against against Internet censorship.
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