Audrey Tang wins IFLRY Freedom Award
We are more than proud to announce this year’s winner of our IFLRY Freedom Award: Audrey Tang!
We, as IFLRY, believe that the greatest benefit of a free society is to develop one’s own personality. We embrace individuality, difference, eccentricity, and the ability never to give in to the tyranny of the majority, the tyranny of mediocrity—and we therefore honor individuals and groups that have shown outstanding commitment to liberty and individuality with our annual Freedom Award.
And this year’s winner, Audrey Tang, is a perfect showcase about the stubbornness of liberals, the stubbornness to be different, and to push through—even if it might take more time.
Audrey is one of the most prominent faces of the free software movement and of civic hacking, and has been recently appointed to the Taiwanese government as minister for digital policy-making standing for transparency and digital inclusion. This makes her the first transgender person in a top executive cabinet.
Her acceptance speech can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8E_k02ltzI