Reporters Without Borders recently released a report that suggests bloggers are now threatened as much as journalists in traditional media.
This is, of course, an international report - based on a worldwide press index - and not just confined to several countries commonly accussed of such civil liberty infringements.
The UK, for instance, comes in at 24 - the USA is to found at 48!
On blogging in particular - "The governments of repressive countries are now targeting bloggers and online journalists as forcefully as journalists in the traditional media..."
Details of the the broader study can be found by visiting the following link - Eritrea ranked last for first time while G8 members, except Russia, recover lost ground.
The full press release can be found here.