Best Online Commentary 2010

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The New York Review of Books blog

Award Date: 
2010
Award Name: 
* Best Online Commentary (Including Blogs)(2008-2011)
Award Recipient: 
Christian Caryl, Stephanie Giry, Malise Ruthven
Award Recipient Affiliation: 
The New York Review of Books
Award Honored Work: 
Reports and Provocations from The New York Review of Books blog

The three commentaries that make up this entry are unexpected and provocative. Just by choosing their subjects, the authors are commenting on otherwise overlooked issues in overlooked corners of the world. But above all, they are all gripping reads. Stephanie Giry’s account of a Cambodian war-crimes trial is a portrait of a 8-year-old killer who retains his chilling powers. Malise Ruthven’s idiosyncratic reporting on latrines in Delhi says far more about India than most political reports. And Christian Caryl really does show how “WikiLeaks changes everything.”

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