Electronic Frontier Bulgaria and Human of the Year Award 2010
EFB is is an organization for the protection of free information and of privacy within the electronic communications sector. The project includes more than 300 activists fighting against ‘the uncontrolled intrusion of the authorities into our private space’, and for the protection of freedom of expression.
The Human of the Year Awards are not financial prizes – their purpose is recognition and encouragement, their aim is to facilitate the human rights debate and activism in Bulgaria. The winner of the big prize was presented with a crystal statuette and a certificate, and the rest of the winners received plaquettes and certificates.
Each year the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee welcomes nominations in favour of persons or organizations based on general criteria. This year the Awarding Committee approved 26 nominations. The organizers invite nominations in support of contributions made to the filed of human rights that are precedential, original or creative. This year’s online votes for the Audience Award exceeded 5500 in total. 47 000 visited the web-site of the Human of the Year 2010. In 2009 their number was 15 000.
This project has been made possible by the generous financial support of the Oak Foundation, the Open Society Institute – Budapest and the Netherlands Embassy in Sofia.