Bloggers' jailed for controversial content

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bloggers around the world have been imprisoned for controversial content of their blogs within the last few years.

Many of the bloggers have simply state their opinions in their blogs.

Believed to be the longest imprisoned bloggers, Egyptian Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman withthe blogger name Kareem Amer, for ridiculing religion and the leadership of Egypt, was released recently.


Because of the political importance behind his case, international support was given to Amer regarding the freedom of the people.

Many
bloggers around the world have experienced similar situations. According to a report released by Reporters Sans Frontières the number of bloggers arrested went from 59 to 151 between 2008 and 2009.

On top of the the 151 percent increase of imprisoned bloggers, one blogger died and 61 were phy
sically assaulted.

Omid Riza Misayafi is understood to be the one blogger to lose his life while imprisoned. His death is still a mystery.

Below is a video about just one of the many corrupt areas that are struggling to incorporate the new social media with traditional values.

2 comments:

Victoria Jones November 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

It still surprises me when bloggers are put in jail for what they say. I tend to forget that other countries aren't as lenient with the whole free speech aspect like the U.S.

I respect these journalists who are ridiculed, beaten, jailed and killed for what they write. They put their lives on the line to give the people information that the people in power may not agree with.

I don't know if I see other countries changing any day soon and becoming more lenient but you never know.

Nicole Gilbert November 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

I agree with Vicotria that it is very suprising that bloggers get put in jail.

People have the right to say what they want and people should not have to go through all this torture of being beaten and even killed.

It is not fair to the families in the end either. It's like joining journalism is joining the military now a days.

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