Hannan and Dalmia Share Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism
IPN Press release
New York City -- At a ceremony last night (October 26), International Policy Network awarded the first Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism jointly to Daniel Hannan of the Daily Telegraph (UK) and Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation (US) and Forbes.com columnist.
Julian Morris, Executive Director of International Policy Network, congratulated Hannan and Dalmia, saying, “Dan’s erudite, witty blog posts soar above the online maelstrom, delivering intercontinental ballistic support for free markets, decentralised and limited government, and the rule of law. Meanwhile, Dalmia’s articles for Forbes.com are brilliant exercises in quiet persuasion, challenging preconceptions regarding the supposed benefits of government intervention.”
The $3,000 prize pot will be split equally between the winners. Each received an engraved crystal candlestick, a reference to Frederic Bastiat’s essay “A Petition”, in which the candlemakers of France petition the French government to block their primary source of competition, the sun.
The 2009 finalists’ articles are available for download here: http://policynetwork.net/bastiat-prize/publication/2009-bastiat-prize-finalists
Further information about the Prize is available on IPN’s website: www.policynetwork.net
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For more information contact: Marc Sidwell, +44 20 3393 8417 (UK), bastiatprize |AT| policynetwork.net