Sami Ben Gharbia, founding director of Global Voices Advocacy, has been awarded the Prince Claus Laureates 2012 award. He is also the co-founder of the popular web portal Nawaat.org that played an important role in the Tunisian revolution.
Global Voices is an international community of more than 500 bloggers and translators who report on the contents of blogs and citizen media from around the world. Hivos has been a strong supporter of Global Voices since 2008 and is the exclusive funder of the Global Voices Advocacy website, which in late 2009 launched its interactive Threatened Voices project to help track the suppression of free speech, and threatened and arrested bloggers, online.
Find out more about Hivos’ support for Global Voices.