Handbook for bloggers and cyber- dissidents is a free book that may be downloaded here. It is a survival manual for bloggers in other parts of the world.
Freedom of the Press Worldwide 2006 explains in more detail about the Internet Black Holes for reporters.
In 2005, 63 journalists and 5 media assistants were killed for doing their job or for having expressed an unpopular opinion, 1300+ physical assaults on reporters were recorded, and 1000+ members of the media were censored. This is an increase of 60 percent over 2004.
In countries where mainstream media does not exist or is censored, bloggers are often the only journalists to provide independent news and information. These bloggers run the risk of displeasing the government and being arrested.
On 27 February 2006, 119 journalists and 57 cyberdissidents remain imprisoned simply for providing the free world with information. Click the country name below to view the type of harrassment and terror that is being used to zip the lips of bloggers.
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
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