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Citizen journalists challenge Beijing

Chinese authorities and the country’s bloggers are waging an online battle over push-ups. This is no pre-Olympic fitness craze, but attempts by the government to keep a lid on dissent. From TheNational

Dangers for journalists in Burma on the rise

An annual report on press freedom around the world by a leading watchdog organization concludes that there was no improvement in 2007 in the working conditions of journalists in Burma. From MizzimaNews

Guide helps journalists get past Internet censorship

A new guide available free online could help journalists worldwide get past Internet restrictions in their countries. “Everyone’s Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide” is a project of Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies. Citizen Lab also is one of four partners in the Open Net Initiative… Read more »

Yemen: Journalists concerned about censorship of news websites

SANA’A, 23 May 2007 (IRIN) – The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) says it is worried about censorship of news websites in the wake of clashes in the northern province of Sa’ada between government forces and Shia rebels. The country’s Ministry of Telecommunications has blocked two news websites that it said failed to follow instructions, YJS… Read more »

French politicians clamp down on citizen journalists

The biggest clampdown on the freedom of cyber-speech so far occurred this week in France. The French Constitutional Council approved a broadly worded law banning mere citizens from filming acts of violence and broadcasting them on the net. From TimesOnline

Internet fuels rise in number of jailed journalists

New York, December 7, 2006—The number of journalists jailed worldwide for their work increased for the second consecutive year, and one in three is now an Internet blogger, online editor, or Web-based reporter, according to an analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists. From Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists take to streets

Hundreds of journalists took to the streets Tuesday on International Press Freedom day in Kathmandu to protest restrictions on the press after Feb.1. Around 1,000 journalists took part in a peaceful demonstration that started from Bhrikuti Mandap, went around Putalisadak and concluded at the Royal Nepal Academy where the Federation of Nepalese Journalists’ General Convention… Read more »

Ten Places Journalists Should Avoid

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is marking World Press Freedom Day, Saturday, May 3, by naming the World’s Worst Places to Be a Journalist. The list of 10 places represents the full range of current threats to press freedom, from CPJ via OneWorld