Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Free Mojtaba and Arash Day

News via 360 Degrees of Sky that 22 February (today, or what's left of it here in Australia) is "Free Mojtaba and Arash Day", an international action led by US-based Committee to Protect Bloggers in support of imprisoned Iranians, blogger Motjaba Saminejad and journalist/blogger Arash Sigarchi.

Bringing similar stories to light, Reporters Without Borders has a Press Freedom Barometer showing that casualty numbers for 2005 include:

Journalists killed = 6
Journalists imprisoned = 101
Media assistants imprisoned = 3
Cyberdissidents imprisoned = 71