Journalists in Prison 2006

Blogging or reporting on the web can be a risky endeavor in some countries. Many have lost their liberty because they told the truth or expressed their opinions.

The number of journalists jailed worldwide for their work increased for the second consecutive year, and one in three is now an Internet blogger, online editor, or Web-based reporter, according to an analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

About half of the world's imprisoned journalists are print reporters (including editors and photographers), but web-based journalists are increasingly losing their freedom.

China, Cuba, Eritrea, and Ethiopia were the top four jailers among the 24 nations who imprisoned journalists.

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    wow (1.00 / 0) (#1)
    by jimakaPPJ on Thu Dec 07, 2006 at 08:31:38 PM EST
    Gee. None of these are in the US? wow!!!!

    Hey DA (1.00 / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 08:45:27 AM EST
    I see you still can't recognize sarcasm.

    BTW - You been okay??? Haven't heard from you in a while.

    You've been back for a week? (1.00 / 0) (#6)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 04:08:22 PM EST
    And I didn't notice? Maybe your posts aren't up to snuff???

    And fake concern? Not very nice. Did James Webb catch that attitude from you? Or you from him?

    Withholding evidence (1.00 / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 04:12:34 PM EST

    will get you locked up, yes indeed.

    blogger Joshua Wolf who refused to hand over footage to a grand jury.

    America is not only on the list,... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Bill Arnett on Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 04:05:10 PM EST
    ...but we are number 6 on that list, tied with Myanmar.

    Makes ya proud, don't it? We jail journalists and hold them without charges, we violate human rights regularly, we torture innocent people, and we order the extra-judicial killing of people we don't like.

    Yep. Makes ya proud.

    I agree with edger, not a point you can't miss. (none / 0) (#8)
    by Bill Arnett on Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 04:24:29 PM EST