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Study: More Internet Journalists Jailed

By bobSP     Dec 7, 2006 in World
When Iranian journalist Mojtaba Saminejad was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the country's Supreme Leader, it was not for an article that appeared in a newspaper. His offending story was posted on his blog..and this is increasingly common.
Nearly one-third of journalists now serving time in prisons around the world published their work on the Internet, the second-largest category behind print journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in an analysis released Thursday.
Among the 24 nations that have imprisoned reporters, China topped the list for the eighth consecutive year with 31 journalists behind bars - 19 of them Internet journalists.
These statistics show that authoritarian nations are trying to increase their control over the internet in their also shows that the illusion of anonymity that the internet entails is far from real.
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