This sounds like a delightfully controversial choice by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be excited to learn that his website has been given the tremendous honor of being nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Here's what legislator Snorre Valen from Norway's Socialist Left Party had to say about his WikiLeaks nomination:
"I think it is important to raise a debate about freedom of expression and that truth is always the first casualty in war. WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace."
Leading "Nobel-watcher" Kristian Harpsviken doesn't believe WikiLeaks will win the award. Here's what he had to say about it:
"The reason I think it's unlikely is that there has been so much criticism of WikiLeaks, not least how they have handled identification issues of people in the documents. I don't think it quite does the trick."
There certainly has been lots of controversy surrounding WikiLeaks. We were surprised to even see it get nominated!
It'd be making one hell of a statement against censorship if they win the prize.
Do U think WikiLeaks has a chance at winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
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