Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Imprisoned Bloggers Around the World

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

According to Reporters Without Borders there are currently 121 netizens imprisoned, along with 157 journalists and 9 media assistants behind bars.

They include:

  • Blogger Henghameh Shahidi of Iran, in prison since February 25, 2009
  • Blogger Sakhi Righi of Iran, in prison since June 18, 2009
  • Blogger Wu Baoquan of China, in prison since a date unknown

The leading countries in jailing the persons RWB classifies as netizens are China (70), Iran (17), and Vietnam (17).

Jailed Iranian Blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi Honored

Monday, September 6th, 2010
The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. has selected jailed Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi as the recipient of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award. (National Press ClubRadio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)