Blogging is Not a Crime

13 Aug

Data taken from From TechCrunch and Swivel. List from TechCrunch.

Bloggers getting arrested is on the rise. While not large numbers, there is a disturbing trend of citizen journalists increasingly being targeted by law enforcement ( five arrests in 2003 to 35 last year). From Saudi Arabia to Iran to the USA, bloggers are being subjected to pressures to edit and censor information that intrenched orginizations are striving to limit. 

Whether it  is legitimate law enforcement, quaisi-military extremists or in the case of corporations take down notices or civil lawsuits, bloggers are drawing attention to themselves from institutions that have strong incentive to limit their exposure to  the public light.

The full list can be found at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pw-ZWbusBKYaNxZ7Gl40MDg by Erick Schonfeld

 http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/12/blogging-is-not-a-crime/

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