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International Arrests of Citizen Bloggers More Than Triple

The number of citizen bloggers jailed in 2007 has drastically risen from 2006, according to researchers at the University of Washington.  "Last year, 2007, was a record year for blogger arrests, with three times as many as in 2006. Egypt, Iran and China are the most dangerous places to blog about political life, accounting for more than half of all arrests since blogging became big," said Phil Howard, an assistant professor of communication. With his students, Howard prepared the World Information Access Report, which documents sources and consequences of social inequality in the information age.

[RJ]

August 14, 2008 in Internet Law | Permalink

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