09 May 2009

Ten worst countries to be a blogger

Ten worst countries to be a blogger | Global Media Forum:
With a military government that severely restricts Internet access and imprisons people for years for posting critical material Burma is the worst place in the world to be a blogger the Committee to Protect Journalists says in a new report. CPJ s '10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger' also identifies a number of countries in the Middle East and Asia where Internet penetration has blossomed and government repression has grown in response...

Relying on a mix of detentions, regulations, and intimidation, authorities in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Egypt have emerged as the leading online oppressors in the Middle East and North Africa. China and Vietnam, where burgeoning blogging cultures have encountered extensive monitoring and restriction, are among Asia's worst blogging nations. Cuba and Turkmenistan, nations where Internet access is heavily restricted, round out the dishonor roll.

It's interesting that Zimbabwe doesn't make the list. One can be thankful for small percies.

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