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Six winners of the 2011 come to Bonn, Germany, on Monday to accept their awards at a ceremony, which was part of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Get a look at the Jury Award winners in the BOBs’ six multilingual categories below.

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Hear from the winners


 
 
The award ceremony for the BOBs 2011 will take place on Monday (20 June 2011) as part of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
 
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the following Jury Award winners to the ceremony in Bonn, Germany:
 
Best Blog: A Tunisian Girl (Tunisia)
Best Social Activism Campaign: كلنا خالد سعيد We are all Khaled Said (Egypt)
Best Use Of Technology For Social Good: Роспил Rospil (Russia)
Special Topic Award Human Rights: Migrant Rights in the Middle East (Bahrain)
Best Video Channel: Stands with fist (Iran)
Reporters Without Borders Awards: Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)
 
Claire Ulrich, a BOBs jury member and Benoit Hervieu, Americas chief for Reporters Without Borders.
 
Several of the BOBs 2011 winners provided videos to show during the ceremony. Videos will be posted here after the ceremony. You can read live tweets from the award ceremony by following @dw_thebobs.
 
The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (20-23 June 2011) is an international conference that provides media experts from around the world with the opportunity to meet with scientists, policy makers and representatives from non-governmental organizations. The theme of this year's forum is "Human rights and globalization — challenges to the media."
 
BOBs winners Mohamed Ibrahim of "We are all Khaled Said" and Ahmed Zidan of "Migrant Rights in the Middle East" will take part in a panel on Wednesday (23 June 2011) discussing the role and effectiveness of social media in recent uprisings in the Middle East. Other panel members include Markus Beckedahl of Germany's Netzpolitik.org, Altaf Ullah Khan of Leipzig University, and Naveen Naqvi, a Pakistani journalist and blogger.

Free and equal in dignity and rights


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

At least that's what they are according to Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But does it really apply to people all over the world.

Deutsche Welle examines the international status of human rights in an in-depth special looking at how people are treated – and mistreated around the world. A series of reports look at people's ability to eat, work and live with dignity in a globalized world. Additional commentary comes from Tunisia's Lina Ben Mhenni, this year's BOBs winner for Best Blog, as well as Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, who won the Best Blog award in 2008.

“We learn from each other”


The importance of social media when it comes to political activism was the topic of a public discussion at the Deutsche Welle on April 12. While the media have been filled with reports about how Facebook and Twitter influenced uprisings, we think it's worth the time to listen to what the people affected by the protests have to say.

Have a listen to these statements by BOBS jury members Amira Al Hussaini of Bahrain, Isaac Mao from China, and Erik Hersman of Kenya. The discussion was moderated by DW's Kristin Zeier.