Saturday, December 20, 2008

Online Journalists Dangers Worldwide

Via Asian Sentinel

As the year draws to an end, Journalists are continuing to go to jail across the world for attempting to report what governments don't want them to report and despite the perception that that there is relative safety in Internet Journalism, Bloggers are going to jail faster than members of the mainstream press, according to a survey by the NY based "Committee to Protect Journalists" (CPJ)

For the tenth straight year, China has put more Reporters in prison than any other country although Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, Uzbekistan are not far behind. The prison census has fallen slightly by two Reporters according to the survey. Each of the five countries have consistently placed among the the worst in detained Journalists.

At least 56 online Journalist are detained world wide according to CPJ census, a tally that surpasses the number of print Journalist for the first time...

On the 09 December, I wrote here that China arrest Human Rights Activist Liu Xiaobo, for organizing academic professionals, calling for Democratic and Legal reforms.

People are suffering throughout the world, struggling for basic human rights and civil liberties. Democracy is everything, we must never take our precious freedoms of speech and press for granted

"Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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