Change for Equality: The website of Change for Equality, the site of the One Million Signatures Campaign has received the Reporters Without Borders Jury Prize of the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards-The BOBs.
This prize was given jointly to the site of Change for Equality and a Chinese Blog, belonging to Zeng Jinyan, the wife of an imprisoned human rights activist Hu Jia.
The team working on the site of Change for Equality are honored to be recognized by the international community for their hard work in this way. The only media outlet consistently available to the members of the Campaign has been the internet. The site of Change for Equality began operation with the official launch of the Campaign on August 27, 2006. A dedicated team of activists involved in the Campaign work on a volunteer basis to operate the site and provide a forum for all members of the Campaign to express their opinion, to write about their experiences and to report of the progress of the Campaign and challenges. The site also serves as a venue to defend our imprisoned colleagues. The activists involved in the Campaign have utilized the opportunities available on the internet to their fullest, including the development of multi-media, videos and podcasts and have an active presence in You Tube and Face Book. The site of Change for Equality, has been blocked 17 times.
The BOBs are the world's largest international awards for Weblogs, podcasts and videoblogs. Since its inception four years ago, the BOBs have grown to include 11 languages. The winners of each year's awards are decided by both an international jury of bloggers and through online voting.
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