Deutsche Welle’s The BOBs is over, and according to them, the best weblog is Generación Y, a Cuban blog in Spanish authored by Yoani Sanchez. Russian Radio Grinch received the price for best podcast, and 4equality (in Persian) got the Reporters Without Borders price.
Placed under house arrest, Zeng Jinyan describes her life under constant surveillance by the Chinese authorities. The Persian Weblog 4equality is working to gather 1 million signatures on a petition for women’s rights in Iran. The Sunlight Foundation’s Party Blog, which exposes what groups and companies sponsor fundraising events for US politicians, won the Best Weblog English award.
The BOBs is really “Best of Blogs” and is an award maintained by German newspaper Deutsche Welle, who incidentally has a international editon. There’s a jury that wields its power, but also a People’s Choice Award, and that’s where you come in. 176 finalist blogs all wants to bring in the award, and you can help picking the winner – and a chance to win a HTC Touch Dual mobile phone as well.
You can vote until Midnight CET, November 26, and the award ceremony will begin at 8 pm CET on November 27, streamed live at The BOBs website.