Knight News Challenge (the yearly $5 M contest for innovative local news delivery ideas that has just closed for this year's cycle) 2007 winner Rising Voices has been nominated for World's Best Blog in the Deutsche Welle awards.
From the Global Voices site:
Global Voices' citizen media outreach project, Rising Voices has been nominated for a 'Best of the Blogs Award' (B.O.B.) in the category 'Best Weblog'. More than 8,500 weblogs were suggested for nomination and a jury selected the final 11 in each of 16 categories. Anyone can cast their votes online for their favorite blogs until November 26, 2008.
Deutsche Welle wish to give special attention to the promotion of freedom of information and expression around the world.
Rising Voices is a project that has provided micro-grant funding for more than a dozen community blogging projects in some of the most under-represented parts of the world (thanks to a grant from the Knight News Challenge).
Through the people in this amazing community, we've learned about social unrest in Bolivia through Voces Bolivianas' bloggers, we've gotten to know the new bloggers in Nakuru, Kenya from the REPACTED project, and in Romania from the Blogging the Dream project.
(Watch this video, and you'll know who to vote for...)