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It seems you can’t step away from the computer for more than a few hours these days without a story revealing previously secret information about the National Security Agency (NSA) setting the internet aflame.

More than 150 civil society organisations defending human rights, digital rights and media rights in countries as far afield as the UK to Uruguay, from the USA to Ukraine to Uganda, have written to President Obama to urge him to end the prosecution of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers like him.

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Ales Bialiatski of Belarus and Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law are the joint winners of the 2011 Human Rights Defenders Award.