2012 Roger Award People’s Choice
2012 Roger Award People’s
The Website is at http://bit.ly/UIq28W
first time, the organisers of the Roger Award for the Worst
Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand
are inviting the public to have their say by voting online
for the People’s Choice winner. This is an online poll
only; the field is restricted to the eight finalists fro the
2102 Roger Award listed at the People’s Choice Website,
along with brief information about why each of them was
selected; the People’s Choice winner will be announced at
the same May Day event in Wellington at which the Roger
Award judges announce their winner. The judges’ choice is
the actual winner of the Roger Award and, as always, will be
accompanied by a detailed Judges’ Report and
Financial Analysis. There will be no equivalent
reports about the People’s Choice winner.
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