Blogland,  Human Rights

Vote for Generation Y

I generally consider online “best blog” contests rather silly (unless Harry’s Place wins, of course), but this one is important.

Generation Y, authored by the brave and eloquent Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez, is one of the finalists for Best Latino, Caribbean or South American Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards.

Generation Y has previously won the 2008 Ortega y Gasset Prize
for Digital Journalism at the BOBs Award for Best Weblog. These honors are important because they let the the Cuban authorities know that the rest of the world is watching, thus giving Yoani and her blog just a bit more protection from the folks over at the Ministry of the Interior.

Go vote.