Hannan and Dalmia share Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
On October 26 in New York City, 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), for articles written on Forbes.com.
Julian Morris, Executive Director of International Policy Network, congratulated Hannan and Dalmia on jointly winning the first Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism, 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.
Telegraph columnist and blogger Daniel Hannan awarded online prize (telegraph.co.uk)
Reason.org Shikha Dalmia and Daniel Hannan on Reason.tv: http://reason.tv/video/show/congrats-to-reason-foundations
The best blog in the world - official: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100017327/the-best-blog-in-the-world-official/