10 worst countries to be a blogger


On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists puts together a list of the 10 worst countries to be a blogger. Visit their site to find out more about the 10 countries and the justification for inclusion. The list, in order, is below and Burma comes out worst. Click each country below to learn more about individual cases of bloggers being arrested, harrassed or killed in each place,

1. Burma

2. Iran

3. Syria

4. Cuba

5. Saudi Arabia

6. Vietnam

7. Tunisia

8. China

9. Turkmenistan

10. Egypt

There’s also a short audio chat with CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney on CpJ.org about the thinking behind the 10 worst countries list.

Photograph of Hossein Derakhshan, blogger arrested in Iran in November 2008, taken by Joi