Twitter Wins Index on Censorship Award


5:47 pm - March 26th 2010

by Robert Sharp    


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The 10th Annual Free Expression Awards were presented last night, at the Royal Institue of British Architects. Twitter won the New Media Category for facilitating dissent around the world, from #IranElection to #Trafigura. Celebrated Tweeter Stephen Fry sent a message of congratulations.

The other winners were Rashid Hajili, chair of the Media Rights Institute in Azerbaijan; The Peruvian station Radio La Voz; and the Israeli publishing house Andalus. Heather Brooke, who prised open the MPs expenses scandal, won a special commendation.

Henry Porter has some commentary, and you can view the awards shortlist on the Index website.

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Robert Sharp designed the Liberal Conspiracy site. He is Head of Campaigns at English PEN, a blogger, and a founder of digital design company Fifty Nine Productions. For more of this sort of thing, visit Rob's eponymous blog or follow him on Twitter @robertsharp59. All posts here are written in a personal capacity, obviously.
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