WikiLeaks Nominated For Nobel Prize for Peace 2011

Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Snorre Valen, a member of the Socialist Left party in Norwegia suggested WikiLeaks for this prestigious award, as per the report.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Members of all national parliaments, professors of law or political science and previous winners are among those allowed to make nominations.

According to  Snorre Valen, “Wikileaks is one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency in the 21st century”.

Kristian Harpsviken, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo and an expert on the Prize, believes that the site is not a strong candidate because of extensive criticism of it.

About WikiLeaks

[advt]WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources andnews leaks. It is created by Julian Assange. Its website, launched in 2006 under The Sunshine Press organisation, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch.

The organisation has already won a number of awards, including The Economist’s New Media Award in 2008 and Amnesty International’s UK Media Award in 2009. In 2010, the New York City Daily News listed WikiLeaks first among websites “that could totally change the news”, and Julian Assange was named the Readers’ Choice for TIME’s Person of the Year in 2010.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply