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Two Australian sites top Internet innovators awards

09 October, 2007
By Allison Orr

Politics Online and the World eGovernment Forum have announced the Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics.  For the seventh year in a row, PoliticsOnline subscribers and forum visitors from around the world have voted on the individuals, organizations and companies who are having the greatest impact on the way the Internet is changing politics.

The award recognises innovators and pioneers in the area of online democracy, and were announced at the World eGovernment Forum in France on 3 October.  At the top of the list were two Australian websites, the rightsatwork.com.au site, run by the ACTU, with information on the IR changes proposed by the Howard government, and GetUp.org, the online action group that encourages Australians to become politically active via the Internet. 

And the top 10 winners are:

Rightsatwork.com.au – ACTU
GetUp.org.au – GetUp Action for Australia
RonPaul2008.com – Congressman Ron Paul’s campaign for Republican presidential nomination
Pambazuka – African social justice news
Cafebabel – European citizen journlalism
On-Nara administrative system – Nam-Joon Chung, Ministry of government Administration and Home.
Ndi.org – National Democratic Institute
Bildt.blogspot.com – Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister, Sweden
Gov2u.com – Greek NGO promoting eDemocracy
johnedwards.com – John Edward’s campaign for Democrats presidential nomination

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