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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ted (Danger Democrat) Ford Would Be In The Cell On The Left

(lift from MSN)

By Cathy Beers
Jun 18, 2008

Blogger Arrests: University of Washington Study Shows Speech Squelched

A study by the University of Washington shows an increasing number of blogger arrests. In 2007 three times as many people were arrested for blogging about political issues than in 2006, it revealed. The University of Washington study also found the majority of arrested bloggers were men between the ages of 21 and 45 years old.
Blogger Arrests: University of Washington Study Shows Speech Squelched

More than half of all the arrests since 2003 have been made in China, Egypt and Iran, said the report. Since that year at least 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog.


According to the report, "Time spent in jail varied from blogger to blogger with the least amount being a few hours and the greatest eight years. We recorded punishment by adding all time in jail in months and finding the average amount of time spent in jail. During the five years we researched, bloggers spent a total of 940 months in jail, while the average prison time for a blogger was 15 months."

The BBC reports that that many nations, perhaps as many as 30, imposed technological restrictions on what people can do online. In nations such as China this made it difficult for people to use a blog as a means of protest.

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