Friday, December 12, 2008

More web than print journalists are persecuted

For the first time there are more online and than print journalists in prison.

A report from the committee to protect journalists says that:

45 percent of all media workers jailed worldwide are bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors. Online journalists represent the largest professional category for the first time in CPJ's prison census.

Not surprisingly

China continued to be world's worst jailer of journalists, a dishonor it has held for 10 consecutive years. Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan round out the top five jailers from among the 29 nations that imprison journalists. Each of the top five nations has persistently placed among the world's worst in detaining journalists.

Ht-Richard Sambrooke

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