Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Probably because her story is recent and ongoing. The submissions to the Nobel committee probably need to be made months ahead of time. She is brave, she is fighting for her life, and she is becoming more and more well known in a very short space of time.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:50 am
>The nominations were submitted months ago, so you can't blame them at all
Malala Yousafzai has been well known for about three years, with BBC published diary, plenty of time for the Nobel Committee to consider her. She has had a target on her back the entire time. She took on those who are fighting the war against women. The Nobel Committe could have supported her, perhaps giving her some protection. Instead, they made another ridiculous award, to the EU. Shame on them.