The jury for the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards has announced the winners in all 16 of the competition’s categories. Of the 11 finalists in the Best Weblog category, Generación Y, a Cuban blog written by Yoani Sanchez, claimed the Jury Prize for Best Weblog.
The jury said the Sanchez gives voice to an entire generation of Cubans and provides the world with a window into Cuba through her clear and poetic writing.
In addition to a slew of other obstacles in her way, Sanchez can’t even post her own entries to the the blog. Instead she is forced to e-mail them to friends outside of Cuba in order for her words to go online. Despite the challenges she has to overcome, she’s managed to keep in contact with her readers and create a huge international community around her work.
Please check-out of all the Jury Prize winners (for Languages category including Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Indonesian, Dutch, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) for the 2008 Best of the Blogs.
Congratulations to all of the winners!