For Julia and Winston
These BigBrotherAwards are marked by the global surveillance disclosures by Edward Snowden. For his courage, we create a positive award for the first time ever – the “Julia and Winston award” (see “1984”). It is presented by Heribert Prantl, a leading journalist on domestic politics and honorary law professor, and endowed with one million Snowden stickers calling for him to be given asylum rights. These are distribute throughout Germany in the following six months. We’re not abandoning the negative awards, of course: winners include the Federal Chancellery, IT services provider CSC, energy utility corporation RWE, and coach transport company MeinFernbus.