Sunday Leader and Psiphon win Freedom of Expression awards, but in UAE you can’t access one

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After reporting that it was shortlisted in late March, I’m happy to see that the Sunday Leader has won the journalism award in the 2009 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award. The Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression awards honour those who have made outstanding contributions to the promoting of free expression. As I noted in my previous post, the award is richly deserved.

Also interesting is that Psiphon won the Economist New Media award at the same ceremony. An mp3 of how Psiphon explain how he helps people around the world to avoid censorship and surveillance can be download here, featuring Nart Villeneuve.

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A ready example of why there is still such significant variance between and within countries over the freedom of expression, in print, in broadcast and online.

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