A Chinese activist and a Russian group of human rights, both with a strong presence on the internet, are among the nominees to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, reportsForbes.
Traditionally the names of the competitors to receive the honor are kept strictly confidential by the Award organization for 50 years, but sometimes some of the nominees can be revealed by those responsible for making their nominations to the sub-committees laureção.
The Russians were nominated by Erna Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party noruegês, which indicated the activist Svetlana Gannushkina and Memorial your organization for denouncing violence and assassinations promoted by the local government against human rights activists.
But the activist Liu Xiaobo, defender of human rights and freedom of expression in China was indicated by Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton University and president of the Pen American Center – organization advocating personal freedoms worldwide.
In both the above cases they used the Internet as a tool of “dialogue and debate to promote peace and democracy.”
It is worth remembering that recent invasions of accounts and email of human rights activists in China have caused discomfort between Google and the local government.