Blogging and human rights abuse

According to the BBC News website the other day, "More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments".

The statement is based on the WIA Report 2008.

The graphic (click to enlarge) from the actual report says a lot, certainly in terms of blogging becoming a more and more dangerous activity.

Some further details courtesy of BBC News:

Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog.

In 2007 three times as many people were arrested for blogging about political issues than in 2006.

More than half of all the arrests since 2003 have been made in China, Egypt and Iran.

See Blogger arrests hit record high for more details.

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