In Brief

Google has introduced the Breaking Borders Awards, honoring outstanding web projects by individuals or groups who have shown courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression and democracy.

Google has introduced the Breaking Borders Awards, honoring outstanding web projects by individuals or groups who have shown courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression and democracy.

They announced a plan to work with NGO Global Voices and with Thomson Reuters as part of the Breaking Borders conference in Berlin this past November, with the end goal of celebrating and raising awareness for individuals and collectives using the Internet to exchange political ideas and viewpoints, encourage involvement in and protection of democracy – and to stand up to those who censor information.

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