DW honored exemplary online activists with "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism." Bangladeshi, Indian, Canadian and German bloggers picked up the awards at the Global Media Forum in Bonn Germany. Egypt star Bassem Yousseff made a surprise appearance.
The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine, is one of several United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards). It had been held annually in December until it went dormant in 2007, but it returned in May 2011.