Friday, July 18, 2008

Lawsuits against bloggers

Here is wake up call to bloggers. CSM reports:*
  • "Since 2004, 159 court actions have targeted citizen journalists for libel and other charges." Seven cases have resulted in verdicts against bloggers, with cumulative penalties totaling $18.5 million. Many more legal actions never result in trial."
  • "Since 2003, 64 bloggers have been arrested around the world – with Egypt, China, and Iran initiating more than half of those arrests. . . By contrast, the United States has arrested two in that period."
* hat-tip Chido Makunike at African Agriculture

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