Friday, December 03, 2010


So, someone nominated me for Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ’s Human Rights Defender Award, The full list of nominees is:

  • Imrana Jalal, Fijian human rights lawyer;
  • Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Contemporary artist;
  • Chee Soon Juan, Singapore opposition leader;
  • Tony Ellis, New Zealand civil liberties lawyer;
  • Idiot/Savant, No Right Turn blogger;
  • Michael Knowles, Defence lawyer for the ‘Waihopai three’;
  • Maire Leadbetter of the Indonesian Human Rights Committee;
  • Janet McIntyre, TVNZ Sunday correspondent;
  • Naing Ko Ko, Burmese activist and refugee;
  • Alyn Ware, peace and disarmament campaigner;
  • Yan Christian Warinussy, West Papuan activist;
  • Dolores Flynn-Edge, AINZ activist; and
  • Elena Wrelton, AINZ activist.
While I'm flattered, its clear from the list that I do not belong on it. The other nominees are doing real work which changes the world for the better. All I do is mouth off on the internet.

The award will be announced on Human Rights Day, 10 December. I look forward to finding out who the winner is.