Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 5:30 p.m., Plenary Chamber
Hosted by Deutsche Welle
The BOBs Awards recognize outstanding contributions to international freedom of expression by honoring blogs, social networks and websites. Since its inception in 2004, Deutsche Welle’s annual award for independent online media has established itself as the premier international and multilingual competition for online campaigns and initiatives.
The jury-selected winners of the 2013 BOBs Awards will receive their prizes at this ceremony. The event presents a unique opportunity for conference participants to meet exceptional activists engaged in shaping the future of their societies and to talk to people whose voices are too often silenced by censorship and oppression.
This year the Global Media Forum Award will honor a website that focuses on “The Future of Growth”. The BOBs jury panel will also present awards in the categories Best Blog, Best Innovation, Best Social Activism, Most Creative & Original as well as a Reporters Without Borders Award.
Three languages have been added to this year's competition. Altogether the BOBs Awards now include 14 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
Through the BOBs Awards, Deutsche Welle honors work that connects cultures, creates transparency and builds online bridges capable of transcending language barriers. At the same time, the BOBs Awards help illustrate the diversity of the international blogosphere and add stimulus to the enriching public discussion about freedom of expression in online media.
Kouassi, Kodjo, Kiki
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