WikiLeaks, Internet in record Nobel Peace field

Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist are among a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Tuesday that the 2011 field includes 53 organisations and tops last year’s 237 nominees.

Some pundits have said the Internet or social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which have been used to help organise dissent in countries with oppressive governments, could be rewarded.

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