DW Freedom of Speech Award goes to Raif Badawi

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced by Saudi authorities in May 2014 to 1,000 lashes, 10 years in prison and a major fine for openly expressing his opinions on his website, has been announced as the recipient of Deutsche Welle's first Freedom of Speech award. DW is awarding the prize as part of its international online awards "The Bobs."