The Local Coordination Committees in #Syria to be Awarded for its Role in Reporting the Truth
With support from Google, Reporters Without Borders will award the Netizen Prize on Monday to the Local Coordination Committees in Syria (LCC) for its role in the Arab Spring and its use of Internet tools in spreading news of Syria around the world.
Last year the prize was award to members of the Tunisian independent collective blog “Nawaat.” This year, nominees for the prize include Leonardo Sakamoto from Brazil, residents of the village of Wukan in China, Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, Grigory Melkonyants and the Russian Golos Team, Paulus Le Van Son from Vietnam, and the Media Team of the LCC. Reporters Without Borders is bestowing the prize on the LCC in honor of the activists who risk everything to document events in Syria.
Accepting the prize on behalf of the LCC is Ms. Oula Al-Barazi (“Jasmine”), who coordinates the activities of the LCC Media Office. Ms. Al-Barazi delivered a speech on behalf of the LCC’s Media Team, and thanked members of the committees in all cities, the translation team, and all Syrian activists on the ground who risk their lives to document and disseminate information to the world.
The Local Coordination Committees in Syria, for its part, thanks the amazing sponsoring organizations for this prize. We also thank Ms. Oula Al-Barazi, the coordinator of the Media Team, as well as all its members; the members of the Translation Team; the LCC members inside Syria and abroad; and all Syrian activists who are working to achieve their freedom and dignity