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Best of the Blogs : International Weblog Awards 2006

The Deutsche Welle ‘2006 Best of the Blogs Awards‘ has awarded blog honors across 15 categories.

Over 5,500 blogs in 10 languages were nominated. The top award went to the US blog Sunlight Foundation, an effort to increase transparency in government and shape political discourse.

Lisa Stone, a co-founder of Blogher and one of the judges, has a nice summary and take on the awards. She points out paidContent, covering the business of digital media and one of my favorites, won the best English language blog.

Word has it some of the folks on the LexBlog team were part of paidContent’s new design and relaunch. ;)

Who are they to say who’s best? I like Lisa’s response.

That’s exactly what I wondered when I was invited to join the other jurors….The public nomination process [e.g., user prize] is the big reason I’m interested in these awards. At a time when international events demand and deserve authentic, independent writing, reporting and insight about current events, bloggers around the world are chipping away at rhetoric to deliver the real thing.

And the winning blogs are certainly worth a look see to get new new ideas – both for the experienced blogger and those just getting their sea legs on the blogosphere.

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