Announcing the BlogHer '10 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Winners!
Last year, BlogHer hosted its first annual International Activist Blogger scholarship winners. The resulting panel at BlogHer '09 was one of the most inspirational of the event. We knew then that it was the beginning of another fine BlogHer tradition.
This past January we announced the BlogHer '10 International Activist Blogger scholarship program and invited you to submit yourself or your favorite International Activist Blogger for consideration for the second annual scholarship.
Dozens of submissions rolled in. In fact we had over 100 submissions, nearly three times the number we had last year. Our amazing Scholarship Selection Committee (Julie Godar, Jenifer Scharpen, Denise Tanton, Cheryl Contee, Britt Bravo and one of last year's scholarship recipients, Annie Zaidi) helped us narrow it down to four scholarship winners.
We were looking for sites that were, in fact, bloggy, and for those that had a specific activist intent. The four selections certainly do not represent every nominee that garnered votes from our committee...there were many, many worthy submissions. But they do represent those submissions that garnered the most votes and support from the committee. I am happy to introduce you now to our BlogHer '10 International Activist Blogger Scholarship Recipients!
Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai, Sri Lanka, publisher of Humanity Ashore
Esra'a Al Shafei, Bahrain, publisher at www.mideastyouth.com
Freshta Basij-Rasikh, Afghanistan, writer for the Afghan Women's Writing Project
Marie Trigona, Argentina, publisher of Latin American Activism
We are proud to bring each of these women to BlogHer '10 and to provide a forum for them to share their work during the conference. We are convinced that we can all learn practical advice about affecting social change via blog from our scholarship winners...and we can all walk away inspired by their courage, their perseverance, and their accomplishments! Congratulations Dushi, Esra'a, Freshta and Maria!
on behalf of Elisa, Jory and Lisa, BlogHer Co-founders
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