An international jury of bloggers, journalists and media experts has selected the Sunlight Foundation site as the winner in the “Best Blog “ category of the 2006 International Weblog Awards. Also known as the Best of the Blogs (BOBs), the competition is organized by the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The Sunlight Foundation, begun in January 2006 with the goal of using the power of the internet and technology to help American citizens be their own government watchdogs, neither supports nor opposes political candidates. Sunlight posts information and sponsors projects, such as the “Exposing Earmarks” project using citizen volunteers to find hidden funding inserted into legislation. The site also lists useful links to key government oversight and citizen watchdog groups.
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