SMH: WikiLeaks Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

- By Bossip Staff

We bet this has some folks’ panties in a bunch right now:

A Norwegian politician said he has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize, citing the website’s contribution to “democracy and freedom of speech” worldwide. Nominations for the Peace Prize closed on Tuesday. Any lawmaker, academic or award recipient around the world can nominate anyone for the prize, according to the prize’s website.

Stortinget parliamentarian Snorre Valen said he nominated WikiLeaks because it has helped “redraw the map of information freedom.” “Liu Xiabao was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his struggle for human rights, democracy and freedom of speech in China,” Valen wrote on his blog. “Likewise, WikiLeaks have contributed to the struggle for those very values globally, by exposing (among many other things) corruption, war crimes and torture.”

WikiLeaks is a nonprofit website that publishes documents alleging corporate and government misconduct. Critics have accused it of endangering national security while defenders have said it protects whistle-blowers. The site has published numerous secret documents, including on the Iraq and Afghan war.

Military officials have criticized the release of documents. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he was “appalled” by the release of the Afghan War Diary last year.

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  • Mr.Cool

    OK.

    The man behind the award left his entire fortune to create a positive award, so what will many of us leave our family?

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  • Brooklyn Hampshire

    Lol I thought that was Neil Patrick Harris!

    • DR

      lmao!!! he does look JUST like him!

  • niquegyrl

    Anyone can nominate someone else for the Nobel Peace Prize. And Id rather not see it go to someone of such little worth. Give it to someone that earned it this year..

    twitter.com/naddiction

    • DR

      “such little worth” u must dont know shit. smh DYR-do your research

  • lt

    this has to be a joke, right?

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    First Stanley “Tookie” Williams and now Julian As*sange.

  • blkwdw

    yes if Obama can win one anyone can

    • DR.FUNK

      FACT.

  • DR.FUNK

    Can’t disagree.

  • USCit

    I dont see the problem with this. The man hasn’t stolen any of his documents. He just created a forum for others to speak out against corruption.

    I see a problem when we encourage limiting free speech and criticism of the gov’t.

  • LEXI

    Obviously this award is not once it once was. The prestige does not exist anymore.

    I believe if the world PEACE is involved in the award then what you are doing should promote some type of peace and make people better not damage a country and put people at risk.

  • a reasonable woman

    question to everyone: does anyone see how hypocrital the Obama administration is to say that they are against the egyptian government banning the internet for their people to use, but they are okay with banning wikileaks from the eyes of americans? hmmm….

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