Reporters Without Borders announce blog award

Reporters Without Borders are accepting nominations for “outstanding examples of blogs defending free expression”. The organisation will compile a shortlist from which online users vote to choose the best. The motive behind the awards:

“We want to draw attention to the importance of weblogs in countries where the traditional press is under the control of the authorities. Throughout the world, Internet users are adopting this new tool to combat censorship and circulate independent news and information.”

Nominees should have been up and running for at least six months and not belong to a governmental or non-governmental organisation.

Link via Yelah.