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Best blogs defending freedom of expression

Reporters sans frontières (RSF),

Results of the competition for best blogs defending freedom of expression

15 June

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Results of the competition for best blogs defending freedom of expression

Reporters Without Borders selected around 60 blogs that, each in their own way, defend freedom of expression. The organisation then asked Internet-users to vote for the prize-winners - one in each geographical category.

More information about these awards :

After two months of voting, here are the results :


Country: Malaysia
Language: English

An extremely popular blog that takes an independent approach to Malaysian politics and society. Its editor, Jeff Ooi, was threatened with imprisonment, at the beginning of October 2004, because he allowed on his blog a comment "insulting Islam".


Joint winners

Shared Pains
Country: Afghanistan
Language: Farsi

A blog commenting on Afghanistan's political and social life with a forthrightness rarely found in this country.


Al Jinane
Country: Morocco
Language: French

A blog run by a Moroccan trying to "understand the complexity of the world".


ICT lex
Country: Italy
Language: Italian

A blog on Internet law and new technologies


Press Think
Country: United States
Language: English

A blog run by an American journalist dealing with the media and free expression in the age of the Internet


Mojtaba Saminejad
Country: Iran
Language: Farsi

A weblog that earned its editor, Mojtaba Saminejad, a two year prison sentence in June 2005 (See:

In a demonstration of solidarity the 10 webloggers named here, who were also nominated for a prize, all voted for Mojtaba. They were: Nikahang, Shabah, Mithras, Khorshidkhanoom, Z8un, Memarian, Ghaja, Webnaameh, Shabnamefekr, Shargi.


Country: Germany
Language: German

A blog dealing with open source technologies, Internet-users' rights and free expression in cyberspace.

The competition for the best free expression blogs was organised in partnership with Deutsche Welle's "Best of the Blogs awards" (


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