Feeds

Norwegian MP nominates Wikileaks for Nobel Peace Prize

Doesn't mention Julian. Probably safer that way....

Application security programs and practises

Julian Assange could find just himself in the company of Barack Obama, the Dali Llama and Aung San Suu Kyi, after a Norwegian politician nominated Wikileaks for the Nobel Peace Prize.

However, the hacker turned world's favourite leaker-in-chief will no doubt be rather conscious of what happened to the likes of Martin Luther King and Anwar Sadat after they picked up their gongs.

Wikileaks was nominated by Norwegian politician Snorre Valen.

Valen has been a vocal supporter of the site, and drew comparisons between Wikileaks and last year's winner Liu Xiabao, who "was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his struggle for human rights, democracy and freedom of speech in China."

Likeswise, said Valen, "Wikileaks have contributed to the struggle for those very values globally, by exposing (among many other things) corruption, war crimes and torture – sometimes even conducted by allies of Norway."

Wikileaks watchers may or may not find it significant that Valen chose to nominate Wikileaks, not Assange, and did not mention the head mole-wrangler's name at all in his posting.

Either way, the chances of Assange making it to Oslo to pick up the medal, and the cash prize, seem slim at present. He is of course sitting tight in the UK as Swedish authorities seek to extradite him to answer questions relating to alleged sex offences in the country.

Still, he's got the Sydney Peace Foundation's prize as a consolation. ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.