The threat of online journalism

When it comes to imprisoned journalists, bloggers and online journalists have come of age.

The Committee to Protect Journalists is out with a report showing “45 percent of all media workers jailed worldwide are bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors.”

One-hundred-twenty-five journalists are currently imprisoned around the world. China leads the pack in jailed journalists.

“Online journalism has changed the media landscape and the way we communicate with each other,” said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon on the group’s Web site. “But the power and influence of this new generation of online journalists has captured the attention of repressive governments around the world, and they have accelerated their counterattack.”