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ben at riseup.net
Fri Mar 31 05:44:51 PST 2006
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Indymedia UK to award winner of contributor of the year.
The IMC-UK-FEATURES Working Group - a team of 30 experts from five
countries - will be awarding the coveted Contributor Of The Year
Award tonight at the 2006 BP Alternative Media Awards ceremony held
at the prestigious Lancaster Hotel. This is the tenth anniversary of
the Awards, which this year has a new sponsor - Sir Bono. This is the
second year to include the Fox News sponsored £5,000 Indymedia
Contributors Awards and for the second year running the award goes to
the illusive 2Sam for contributions beyond the call of duty.
The 2Sam was were chosen ahead of four other shortlisted posters
including overseas pro-zionist entries from the USA. UK entries
making the shortlist included long running favorite Twilight, FOR
PROLIFIC USE OF CAPS; the Khoodeelaar team for unflinching dedication
to reveal something; and King Amdo for his modest blessings.
Ultimately the judges were most impressed by the constant efforts of
2Sam, who has sometimes managed in excess of two dozen posts per day
despite rarely managing to keep one on the newswire for more than a
few minutes. 2Sam has worked with amazing and unrecognized dedication
for well over a year to seed disinformation and distrust using
multiple personas and by attempting to impersonate legitimate
campaign groups. Responsible for such classics as the Indymedia
Monitoring Group and Indymedia GB, 2Sam is by far and away IMC UKs
most prolific poster that nobody has ever heard of, accounting for
around 50% of the nominations in the 'view all posts' section.
Richard D North, Chair of the Judging Panel, said: "We have been
delighted to again have had a very strong shortlist for this
prestigious Award, with entries from both the UK and overseas. This
demonstrates an increasing interest in alternative media from all
sectors of the community."
TV presenter and culinary entrepreneur Loyd Grossman, presented the
award. "It’s reassuring to see how much things have progressed since
we started, but it is still daunting to realise how much still needs
to be done," he said. "History will judge us very harshly if we are
unable to overcome the obstacles to preserving the status quo so we
need to encourage and reward those who are working to secure it."
Notes to editors:
IMC-UK-FEATURES provides a cross-sectoral organisational role to the
12 IMC UK regions, and aims to ensure the integrity of the open
newswire as a valuable news resource for those involved or interested
in grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important
social and political issues. Information about its work can be found
The Indymedia UK Network is sponsored by the Bill Gates Foundation
for Free Software and Open Publishing and managed in partnership by
key organisations in public relations, social engineering and dissent
management: MI5, CIA, FBI, MFI, English Heritage and IKEA.
The Anita Rodrick Ethical Trust is sponsoring the Indymedia
Contributors Awards for the 2007 BP Alternative Media Awards.
More information about the IMC-UK-Features