Sunday, December 07, 2008

Communists are still Number 1

The Committee to Protect Journalists reports:
China continued to be world's worst jailer of journalists, a dishonor it has held for 10 consecutive years.
By CPJ's count, China currently imprisons 28 journalists. In second place is Cuba with 21 imprisoned journalists.

In related news, the International Herald Tribune reports on China's continuing use of an old Stalinist tactic:
Local officials in Shandong Province have apparently found a cost-effective way to deal with gadflies, whistleblowers and all manner of muckraking citizens who dare to challenge the authorities: dispatch them to the local psychiatric hospital.

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