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"Have Your Say" on the 2008 Nobel Prizes in Literature or Peace

20 October, 2008, the official website of the Nobel Foundation, now invites people to post a video comment and "Have Your Say” on the 2008 Nobel Prizes in Literature and Peace on The Nobel Prize YouTube channel:

The Nobel Prize YouTube channel allows users worldwide to access unique footage of new and previous Nobel Laureates, interviews, buzz around the awards, educational content, and much more. As the Nobel Prizes generate a lot of discussion and comments, the YouTube community and general public now have the opportunity to post a video comment on the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature or the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize.

The 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio because he is an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization". By responding to the query, "Which is your favourite book or prose by this year's Nobel Literature Laureate in and describe what you liked about it", the best video comment will be posted.

The 2008 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts", and the YouTube community and general public are invited to comment on "How do you know of the work of this year's Nobel Peace Laureate and how has it influenced you?"

Alf A. Lindberg, Director of, comments: "The Nobel Prize YouTube channel has been an innovative distribution platform for our vast video content.  By inviting people to share their video comments, we hope this encourages more worldwide interest and discussion about the Nobel Prize."

The Nobel Prize YouTube channel has been in existence since October 2007 and is updated on a weekly basis with short videos about the amazing inventions, achievements and inspirational stories that have been rewarded by the Nobel Prize.  For more detailed information, the YouTube community can turn to which provides comprehensive, first-hand information about the Nobel Prize and Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace starting in 1901, as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and the Economics Laureates starting in 1969.

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