The BOBs

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The BOBs (Best of the Blogs) are international weblog awards that have been presented annually by the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle since 2004 . With the BOBs, Deutsche Welle pays special attention to promoting freedom of information and freedom of the press in many countries around the world. Since 2005, Deutsche Welle has been presenting the Reporters Without Borders Award in cooperation with Reporters Without Borders .

Weblogs, podcasts or video blogs from all over the world can be proposed for the BOBs , which are written or produced in one of the following eleven competition languages: Arabic , Chinese , German , English , French , Indonesian , Bengali , Persian , Portuguese , Russian , Ukrainian , Turkish , Hindi and Spanish .

Price categories

The price categories and their names have changed a bit over the years. There are jury awards ( Jury Awards ) and audience awards ( User Awards or People's Awards ). In the past, best weblog prizes were given, the most recent awards were audience prizes (People's Awards).


The BOBs are a jury and a user award. All prizes are awarded once as a jury and once as a user award. The Audience Award winners are selected by a worldwide online - voting decision. The jury prizes are awarded by an international blogger jury. It determines the list of nominees from user suggestions from all over the world and meets in Berlin to jointly determine the jury winners.


Blogopedia is an editorially managed international weblog directory in ten languages ​​that is available all year round on the BOBs website . In Blogopedia, entries can be searched according to combinable criteria such as title, author, country, language or type. Blogopedia lists weblogs, podcasts and video blogs. All entries in the Blogopedia can be rated and commented by users.

List of previous winners

The previous winners are listed below.


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog 18 摸 狗 日报 Por at Punhado de Pixels
Best subject El Hombre Que Comía Diccionarios Estraga Films
Best design La malarosa Замок-блог Эргэла, Северного Дракона
Best innovation Domino - Cover by Cover Radio RSS
Best weblog in Arabic Beyond normal
Best weblog in Chinese 18 摸 狗 日报 声色 犬马 - 平 客 的 虚无 笔记
Best weblog in German media noise BILDblog
Best weblog in English Lawrence Lessig Blog Editor: Myself
Best weblog in Portuguese Ponto Media Ricardo Noblat
Best weblog in Russian Блог журналистки Наташи Мозговой Time O'Clock
Best weblog in Spanish Periodistas 21


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Más respeto, que soy tu madre Tupiniquim
Best multimedia blog Blog à la ciboulette Blog à la ciboulette
Best podcast Antiwave Antiwave
Reporters Without Borders Award Manal and Alaa's Bit Bucket Chronique déplaisante d'une dictature ordinaire
Best weblog in Arabic Hawleyat Al Ashjar Nisrine coeur de lion
Best weblog in Chinese Massage Cream 刀 侧 畔 千 帆 过
Best weblog in German Lyssa's Lounge Giant machine - the brand new universe
Best weblog in English Global Voices Online Body and Soul
Best weblog in French AgoraVox, le journal media citoyen Lire est un plaisir
Best weblog in Persian san newescht Iran paparazzi
Best weblog in Portuguese NoMínimo weblog Kibe Loco
Best weblog in Russian Planet Afghanistan Planet Afghanistan
Best weblog in Spanish Jabalí Digital Caspa TV


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Sunlight Foundation Lisa nine
Best podcast Muzimei Studio Haftegi
Best company weblog Football club Blog do Tas
Reporters Without Borders Award Tanine Sokut y Kosoof (two price) Blog da Alcinéa Cavalcante
Blogwurst price aref-adib Unusual Real Man
Best weblog in Arabic Jar el Kamar Nostalgic story plate
Best weblog in Chinese The Colorful World - Shuweicao's Blog The Colorful World - Shuweicao's Blog
Best weblog in German Letters from Rungholt Beetlebum
Best weblog in English Black looks
Best weblog in French La Buvette des Alpages La Buvette des Alpages
Best weblog in Dutch Belgrado Bureau Bieslog
Best weblog in Persian Time n / d
Best weblog in Portuguese Apocalipse Motorizado Garotas Que Dizem Ni
Best weblog in Russian Magazeta: All about China Magazeta: All about China
Best weblog in Spanish La Huella Digital Mangas Verdes


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Photomania Blog do Tas
Best podcast The emotional reserve Nerdcast
Best video blog Alive in Baghdad Cat Ear Baby's video blog
Reporters Without Borders Award Jotman Nora Younis
Blogwurst price Little gallery Yo contra el mundo
Best weblog in Arabic Aljazeera Talk Imtidad
Best weblog in Chinese Lian Yue's Eighth Continent Lian Yue's Eighth Continent
Best weblog in German Disabled parking Undertaker weblog
Best weblog in English Valor IT RidorLive
Best weblog in French Actualités de la république démocratique du Congo
Best weblog in Dutch Frankwatching Volkskrantblog
Best weblog in Persian 35 degrees Masih Alinejad
Best weblog in Portuguese Blog do Tas Pensar Enlouquece, Pense Nisso
Best weblog in Russian /dev/karlson/mind.log /dev/karlson/mind.log
Best weblog in Spanish A mis 95 A mis 95


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Generation Y Science Squirrel
Best podcast Radio Grinch Bola Nas Costas Iscuitantes
Best video blog Voices of Africa Video blog do Trajano
Reporters Without Borders Award 曾 金燕博 客 and 4equality (two price) Generation Y
Blogwurst price Maratochka Mister Oof
Best weblog in Arabic Ohod Before the flood
Best weblog in Chinese 刘晓 原 的 BLOG Science Squirrel
Best weblog in Dutch Foodlog Free Opinion Venezuela
Best weblog in German Girls team Near and Middle East - الشرق
Best weblog in English Political Party Blog The consumerist
Best weblog in French Le Blog de Yoro Vos photos
Best weblog in Indonesian Media Ide maseko's weblog
Best weblog in Persian freelancer Me and MS
Best weblog in Portuguese Querido Leitor Querido Leitor
Best weblog in Russian MetroDream by Russos ## 1244462644726369HNIOWAST ##
Best weblog in Spanish Bestiaria


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Ushahidi Osama Romoh
Best podcast Cajun French Language Tutorials Radiokalu
Best video blog Mr. Free Man Malviviendo
Reporters Without Borders Award We are journalists Holom Akhdar
Blogwurst price Blogs do Além and Wake up, Mr. Green (two price) Ibda3at
Special Topic Prize - Climate Change Coluna Zero Ecoplaneta
Best weblog in Arabic Osama Romoh Medad
Best weblog in Bengali Ali Mahmed's blog Ali Mahmed's blog
Best weblog in Chinese Ke Neng Ba Ke Neng Ba
Best weblog in German The postillon The postillon
Best weblog in English Talk Morocco Talk Morocco
Best weblog in French Le Monolecte La vigie du web
Best weblog in Indonesian Catatan Ringan Angin-anginan Catatan Dari Hati
Best weblog in Persian So just what kind of country is this that we live in? Life in Bamian
Best weblog in Portuguese Física na Veia Digital drops
Best weblog in Russian
Best weblog in Spanish La Vuelta al Mundo de Asun y Ricardo Malviviendo


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog A Tunisian Girl Vahid Nikgoo
Best use of technology
for social advancement
Rospil (Роспил) Rospil (Роспил)
Best Social Activities Campaign We are all Khaled Said (كلنا خالد سعيد) Omi Rahman Pial's blog
Reporters Without Borders Award Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico Novaya Gazeta's blog (Блог Новой газеты)
Special human rights award Migrant Rights in the Middle East Adibashi Bangla Blog
Best video channel Stands with Fist Isla Presidencial
Best weblog in Arabic Eman Hashim's Blog "Violet Revolution" (ثورة البنفسج)
Best weblog in Bengali Arif Jebtik's Blog (আরিফ জেবতিক'এর ব্লগ)
Best weblog in Chinese Translator (译者)
Best weblog in German Textile offense
Best weblog in English Rantings of a Sandmonkey
Best weblog in French Serious game
Best weblog in Indonesian
Best weblog in Persian Sugar (در قند قزل آلا)
Best weblog in Portuguese Vá de bike
Best weblog in Russian Alexei Navalny's blog (Навальный)
Best weblog in Spanish Alberto Montt


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Window of Anguish (پنجره التهاب) Jou3an
Best use of technology
for social advancement
Harassmap (خريطة التحرش الجنسي) Web election observer (Веб-наблюдатель)
Best Social Activities Campaign Free Razan (الحرية للمدونة رزان غزاوي) Asif Mohiuddin's blog
Reporters Without Borders Award Abu Sufian's Blog (আবু সুফিয়ান'এর ব্লগ) Invisible Tibet (看不见 的 西藏)
Best video channel Kuang Kuang Kuang (哐 哐 哐) Internautismo
Special prize for education and culture Fasokan Grazhdanin Poet (Гражданин поэт)
Best weblog in Arabic Khaled Safi's Blog (خالد صافي)
Best weblog in Bengali Niaz Mowla's Blog (সুড়ঙ্গ - নিয়াজের ভুবন)
Best weblog in Chinese iGFW
Best weblog in German Jule smelly sock
Best weblog in English The Chronicle
Best weblog in French Kamer Kongossa
Best weblog in Indonesian Wordsmith
Best weblog in Persian Narenji (نارنجی)
Best weblog in Portuguese Catraca Livre
Best weblog in Russian Stas Kulesch's Blog (Здесь в… Блог Стаса Кулеша)
Best weblog in Spanish Chinochano


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Li Chengpeng's Blog (李承鹏 博客) Masih Alinejad's blog (مسیح علی‌نژاد)
Best innovation FreeWeibo (自由 微 博) Shikkhok ("teacher", শিক্ষক ডটকম)
Best Social Activities Campaign 475 Na be hejab ejbari
("against enforced dress codes", نه به حجاب اجباری)
Reporters Without Borders Award Fabbikouassi's blog Kambiz Hosseini's Blog
(پادکست‌های کمپین بین‌المللی حقوق بشر در ایران)
Global Media Forum Award Infolady (তথ্যকল্যাণী) Mohammad Darvish's Blog (مهار بیابان‌زایی)
Most original and creative pages Me and My Shadow (सर्प संसार)
Best weblog in Arabic Ahmed Jedou's Blog (مدونة أحمد جدو)
Best weblog in Bengali Shoily (শৈলী)
Best weblog in Chinese Qiwenlu (奇闻 录)
Best weblog in German
Best weblog in English Mideast Youth
Best weblog in French Guinée plurielle
Best weblog in Hindi TSALIM (तस्लीम)
Best weblog in Indonesian Blog doctor
Best weblog in Persian Ama Sangari's Blog (عمه سنگری)
Best weblog in Portuguese Jovem nerd
Best weblog in Russian Konstantin Rubahin's Blog (Блог Константина Рубахина)
Best weblog in Spanish Sesion de Control
Best weblog in Turkish Yüksekova Haber
Best to Next Person (Arabic) ناصر ودادي (Mauritanian activist)
Best to Next Person (Bengali) সাইফ সমীর (writer, critic, blogger)
Best to Next Person (Chinese) 莫 之 许 的 推 特 (columnist)
Best to the next person (German) Marie von den Benken (entertainment account)
Best to next person (French) Okea News
Best to next person (Hindi) दुधवा लाइव (reports from an animal reserve)
Best to Next Person (Indonesian) Anies Baswedan
Best to next person (Persian) Vahid Online (وحید آنلاین)
Best to next person (Portuguese) Oficial João (Facebook page of João Pedro C. Motta)
Best to next person (Russian) Столичный лоск
Best to next person (Spanish) Luis Carlos (Venezuelan Twitter user)
Best to next person (Turkish) İsmail Hakkı Polat
Best to next person (Ukrainian) Olga "the squirrel " Suprun (Ольга (Білочка) Супрун)


price Jury Prize User price
Best weblog Mosa'ab Elshamy's Blog (مصعب الشامي) Euromaydan (Євромайдан)
Best innovation BanglaBraille (বাংলাব্রেইল) BanglaBraille (বাংলাব্রেইল)
Best social activism Visualizing Palestine Xu Zhiyong and the
Open Constitution Initiative (新 公民 运动)
Most creative and original site 王 左 中 右 的 字 新闻 Babylon13 (Вавилон13)
Reporters Without Borders Award YanukovychLeaks (Янукович-лікс) YanukovychLeaks (Янукович-лікс)
Global Media Forum Award Khabar Lahariya (खबर लहारिया) Women's Chapter (ওম্যান চাপ্টার)
Audience Award Arabic Qoll (قل)
Audience Award Bengali Zero to Infinity (জিরো টু ইনফিনিটি)
Chinese audience award Ai Xiaoming's Blog (艾晓明 工作室 博客)
German audience award Melancholy Modeste
English audience award Cartoon movement
French Audience Award Les Chroniques de Yamna
Audience Award Hindi Batangad (बतंगड़)
Indonesian Audience Award Indonesia
Audience Award Persian Laleh's Blog (منصفانه)
Portuguese Audience Award MigraMundo
Audience Award Russian (Стопфейк)
Audience Award Spanish Yo Soy Red
Audience Award Turkish Yüksekova Haber
Ukrainian Audience Award Serhiy Leschchenko ’s blog (Блог Сергія Лещенка)


The names of the winners, Best Blog winners, are only given in English on the Deutsche Welle website.

price Jury Prize User price
social change Stop acid attacks Hatred helps
Technology for the good Gershad Ramy Raoof
Art and media Political Beauty Center GMB Akash
Citizen Journalism Razor's Edge GMB Akash
Audience Award Arabic Za2eed18
Audience Award Bengali German probashe
Chinese audience award Media Monitor for Women Network
German audience award #YouGeHa
English audience award Open migration
French Audience Award Rhythmes d'Afrique
Audience Award Hindi Chaupal
Indonesian Audience Award Qureta
Audience Award Persian Kabul taxi
Portuguese Audience Award Amazonia Real
Audience Award Russian Anti-journalist
Audience Award Spanish Asociación Animalista Libera
Audience Award Turkish EngelliWeb
Ukrainian Audience Award The Price of the State


The names of the winners, Best Blog winners, are only given in English on the Deutsche Welle website.

price Jury Prize User price
social change Mukto Mona
Privacy and security Rancho Electrónico
Art and media Zaytoun, the little refugee
Audience Award Arabic Dubarah
Audience Award Bengali Toons Magazine
Chinese audience award Qiwenlu (奇闻 录)
German audience award German vocabulary
English audience award Take back the tech
French Audience Award Recto verso
Audience Award Hindi Akanksha Yadav's blog Shabd Shikhar
Indonesian Audience Award
Audience Award Persian Center for Fighting Humbug
Portuguese Audience Award Straight talk
Audience Award Russian Liza Alert
Audience Award Spanish Radio ambulance
Audience Award Turkish 5 Harflilers
Ukrainian Audience Award Anticorruption Action Center

Individual evidence

  1. Reporters Without Borders: ROG partner in Deutsche Welle's blog award
  2. Deutsche Welle, accessed on July 17, 2016 (English).
  3. Bangladesh gags award-winning blogger . In: Deutsche Welle . May 25, 2013.
  4. BLOGGER GRANTED BAIL ON HEALTH GROUNDS . Reporters without Borders. 7th August 2013.

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