The Committee to Protect Journalists has published what they consider to be the ten worst countries to blog from. Burma leads the pack at number one with a number of Middle Eastern and Asian countries rounding out the top ten.
Relying on a mix of detentions, regulations, and intimidation, authorities in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Egypt have emerged as the leading online oppressors in the Middle East and North Africa. China and Vietnam, where burgeoning blogging cultures have encountered extensive monitoring and restriction, are among Asia’s worst blogging nations. Cuba and Turkmenistan, nations where Internet access is heavily restricted, round out the dishonor roll.
The report was released on May 3rd to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and to call attention to online repression. Let me know if you blog from any of these countries or if you know someone who does. I’m interested in reading your story.