Svetlana Gannushkina

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Fellow Chinese Dissidents Bash Nobel Prize Frontrunner

Claim jailed Liu Xiaobo too soft on communists

(Newser) - Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is seen as one of the frontrunners for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but he’s drawing opposition from an unusual quarter: other Chinese dissidents. A group of 14 overseas dissidents wrote a letter to the Nobel committee calling Liu an “unsuitable” laureate,... More »

Nobel Peace Prize Nominees Include the Internet

2003 laureate Shirin Ebadi supports Nobel for everyone

(Newser) - The internet—yes the entire technological concept—could be the next Nobel Peace Prize winner. It’s among the record 237 individuals and organizations nominated for the prize, and it has significant muscle behind it. Supporters include 2003 winner Shirin Ebadi, the Italian version of Wired magazine and Nicholas Negroponte,... More »

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