Posts Tagged ‘reporters without borders’

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).

Jordan Modifies Law Targeting Online Reporting

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Reporters Without Borders reports that the government of Jordan has yielded to protests and amended its newly introduced Information Systems Crimes Law to remove some of its most controversial features. But RWB “continues to call for its repeal as it still grants the authorities arbitrary restrictive powers, above all because of its vague wording.”

Background here.

Reporters Without Borders Names 40 Predators of Press Freedom

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Today, World Press Freedom Day, the press-freedom group Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) has released its list of 40 “predators” of press freedom. (press release can be found here; a list of the “predators” can be found at the bottom of RSF’s home page).

Nong Duc Manh, Vietnam’s Communist Party general secretary, received attention on the list for  ”waging an offensive” against bloggers, writers, and the liberal press.