14th Post – Jailed Online Journalists Surpasses Print Journalists

This article on RTE.ie talks about an announcement made by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) regarding the jailing of journalists. The CPJ says in the article, entitled ‘Online journalists are most jailed’, that in 2008, for the first time, the number of jailed online journalists surpassed the number of jailed print journalists.

These jailed journalists included bloggers, web reporters and web editors. China had the largest amount of jailed journalists, followed by Cuba, Myanmar, Eritrea and Uzbekistan.

In the article, CPJ executive director Joel Simmon said ‘Online journalism had changed the media landscape and the way we communicate with each other, but the power and influence of this new generation of online journalists has captured the attention of the repressive governments around the world, and they have accelerated their counterattack.’

China's pie chart of jailed journalists.

China's pie chart of jailed journalists.

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One Response to “14th Post – Jailed Online Journalists Surpasses Print Journalists”

  1. […] of Blogging This blog is a response to one by Francis Reilly on the number of online journalists imprisoned around the world. […]

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