Monday, June 16, 2008
Blog or Die Trying
I came across this article on the arrest numbers for bloggers rising in countries like China, Pakistan, and Iran. All the usual human rights nations are up in the mix as far as where the actual arrests are taking place. The average sentence for blogging something that is "unflattering" to the prospective government is around 15 months.
In many ways it makes me grateful that you can write something like "George W. Bush is total twat," and know that you aren't gonna get a face full of duct tape that night and a 5 x 5 plastered "time share" as your new home for a year or two.
Arrests for Blogging Rising