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Offline bigron

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Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide
« on: December 11, 2008, 05:52:59 am »
Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide

"More Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium."


By Amanda Terkel, Think Progress
Posted on December 4, 2008, Printed on December 11, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.thinkprogress.org//110064/



A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that "more Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium," reflecting the rising influence of online reporting. Forty-five percent of all jailed media workers -- approximately 56 people -- are bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors. "Print reporters, editors, and photographers make up the next largest professional category, with 53 cases in 2008. Television and radio journalists and documentary filmmakers constitute the rest." (HT: Huffington Post)

Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.

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Offline chris jones

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Re: Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 07:19:49 am »
Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide

"More Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium."


By Amanda Terkel, Think Progress
Posted on December 4, 2008, Printed on December 11, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.thinkprogress.org//110064/



A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that "more Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium," reflecting the rising influence of online reporting. Forty-five percent of all jailed media workers -- approximately 56 people -- are bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors. "Print reporters, editors, and photographers make up the next largest professional category, with 53 cases in 2008. Television and radio journalists and documentary filmmakers constitute the rest." (HT: Huffington Post)

Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.

2008 Think Progress All rights reserved.
View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.thinkprogress.org//110064/

I can't get up the link, ould you specify the conditions of their interment, or what crimes were they charged with, thanks.

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Re: Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 10:26:23 am »
Hi Chris !

Please visit following page and click on article there.

http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/

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Ron

Offline El Scampio

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Re: Online Journalists Now Most Jailed Worldwide
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008, 07:57:44 pm »
Sorry but I have to wonder how long before they target forums too??

Unfortunately I think it will happen.

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 05:02:38 pm »
Sorry but I have to wonder how long before they target forums too??

Unfortunately I think it will happen.

I personally don't think that they are wasting all that much time and government money that they they would rather put in the pockets of the board of directors for Merck, but it is really a matter of time.  So many people have their thumbs shoved up their rear--worshiping Obama "knowing" in their narrow little minds that we are going to have world peace, a million-dollar a year job and equality to man throughout the world.  Once they start to see that he is just another Bush or Clinton, they will start to look at alternative media sources.  For now, they are so low-key and kept out of the main stream media that you have to be crazy to get your news from anywhere but CNN or the BBC.  This may take them 3-4 years but when they do, we will be arrested left and right for our thought crimes that we commit all of the time.
"I do believe that all politicians are corrupt but Obama seems to be less corrupt than the rest!"--too many people to give credit to just one or even a thousand.