WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
After watching the 60 Minutes piece on Sun., I'm still on the fence. They claim to do their own vetting of potentially dangerous information that would put people in harms way. No legitimate claims of harm by a leak have come forward, yet.OSLO - Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals.
Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century.