Over at The Register, John Ozimek cites research from Reporters sans Fronieres to declare blogging is a dangerous business.
He notes there are more than 100 bloggers behind bars around the world. The problem is that in a few countries ‘online dissent’ is a criminal offence. We may automatically think of places like China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan but there are also countries like Thailand and Tunisia.
Even in sunny Australia there’s the strong government intention of filtering as much as possible. Blogging powerhouse The Inquisitr has a good summary of the Great Firewall of Australia in a tag archive.
The Italian courts have also ruled that blogs are, in effect, newspapers. This wraps Italian bloggers up with a lot more red tape.
Ozimek concludes that the war against bloggers is heating up everywhere.