Thursday, February 3, 2011

WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks sure sent a ripple across the web last year. Ah, the controversy. Get ready for the next bit: It has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.

Snorre Valen, a member of the Parliament of Norway has nominated the organization for the Prize. He says why on his blog:
"Publishing material that is deemed classified by the government is an obvious right that newspapers and media have practiced for many, many decades. This way, the public has become aware of abuses of power that governments should be held accountable for. The internet doesn’t change this – it merely makes information more accessible, easier to distribute, and more democratic in the sense that virtually anyone with an internet connection can contribute."
What do you think?

[via Mashable]