Google and Global Voices “recognized three groups from around the world who’re fighting for free expression online from Africa to Asia with the first “Breaking Borders” awards, in Santiago, Chile. At Global Voices Summit where Internet activists from 60 countries have gathered — were originally announced Nov 3, 2009, when Google and others marked 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with aim of celebrating how Internet has become a vital ally in worldwide efforts to advance freedom & political change. This’s particularly true at a time when dissidents, journalists and bloggers remain under severe pressure in online and offline worlds. An international jury of experts reviewed nominations from around the world and chose awardees: Kubatana.net (advocacy), BOSCO – Uganda (technology), The Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism (policy). Each of the groups honored will receive a $10,000 grant to further their work,” writes Google.
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