The nominees for Best Watchdog - Arabic Media or NGOs are:
And the winner is...
How the hell can I choose in this category? Each of the nominees does completely different things, and each one of them is stellar.
In the end, I decided on Palestinian Media Watch because these are awards for best hasbara, and PMW has made inroads this year into bubbling up the issue of Palestinian Arab incitement to the masses. The Israeli government report on incitement that was reported in the New York Times relied heavily on PMW. The media and politicians and professors will whitewash the hate and pretend that "both sides are equally guilty" - and for people who have only been exposed to the watered down version of the news, PMW's videos are a cold slap in the face to wake up the world as to what Israel is dealing with.
Congratulations to Palestinian Media Watch!