Friday, December 05, 2008

The weak shall inherit the jails

Online writers now make up the majority of imprisoned journalists.
Why?
Not because bloggers are so brave, I'd argue. It's because they don't have the clout of a major media outlet to back them. And in places like China, where there's no free media, it's because bloggers -- like the news sheet printers of the 17th century -- can lurk in the shadows and speak truth to power.

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