Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Government Ethics Watchdog Site Voted World's Best Blog

The U.S.-based Sunlight Foundation website has been voted the world's best blog by an international jury put together by Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcasting service. DW, as it is known, is the equivalent of Radio Canada International.

The Best of the Blogs Awards jury handed out prizes in 15 different categories. The Sunlight Foundation was chosen as best blog overall: "the BOBs jury members said they admired the Sunlight Foundation's work to increase transparency in government and called the project a positive example of how blogs can shape political discourse. The watchblog was also praised for its potential to be adapted for use in other countries."

The Sunlight Foundation was founded in early 2006 to help U.S. citizens harness the power of digital technology to "help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy" according to the Foundation website.

The jury included prominent bloggers, journalists and academic experts from the US, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.

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