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The 10 Worst Places to Be a Blogger

The 10 Worst Places to Be a Blogger

Drum roll, please.

And the worst places to be a blogger are…

Burma and Iran.

No surprise there, eh?

The results are from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

With only about 1% of its population achieving private access to the Internet, if you’re gonna blog in Burma, you’re going to have to do it at a public cafe. Of course, those spots are policed, and with every post, you take your “freedom” into your own hands.

You might recall Iranian blogger Omidreza who died while in prison.

Rounding out the top 10 of the worst places to blog: Syria, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Tunisia, China, Turkmenistan and Egypt. Read the details here.

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According to the CPJ…

In compiling this list, CPJ studied conditions for bloggers in countries around the world. CPJ staff consulted with Internet experts to develop eight criteria that included governments’ use of filtering, monitoring, and regulation; authorities’ use of imprisonments and other forms of legal harassment to deter critical blogging; and the extent and openness of Internet access.

World Press Freedom Day is May 3. Learn more.

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  • What about Malaysia? Bloggers here will be arrested without trial if they finds you criticizing the government…Malaysia should be on the list….

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  • Thank you for bringing this important topic to our attention! I also wrote about it on my blog, to spread the word. In our free and easy world, it’s so easy to forget that there are thousands of people who cannot blog without fear. Are there any solutions to this problem, or is it one that only time and change in governments can fix?


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