Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Congratulations to Ronald J. Deibert for winning the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society.

The jury said:

Reset is a sweeping, authoritative journey into the threats of the internet for personal and national security in Canada. Ronald J. Deibert combines leading-edge research and gripping stories to expose the dangerous, even deadly, forces lurking online. With trailblazing originality, he explains why Canadians are at risk, and why it’s time to reset the internet to thwart cybercriminals, safeguard political activists, rein in environmental costs, and restrain the mayhem of social media. Reset sounds a warning siren not only for Canada, but for the world.’

— 2021 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Peter Dauvergne, Adrian Harewood and Heather Scoffield)