Worst places to blog…

The Article: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/04/world.bloggers/index.html

My Two Cents: Ridiculous, of course. Myanmar, or Burma, tops the list for worst places to blog. Apparently,

one Burmese blogger, Maung Thura, is serving a 59-year prison term for circulating video footage after Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

Scary, no? But, of course, I look on this situation through the lens of western democratic theory. However, this situation can be considered no from a political point, but from a human rights standpoint. Almost 6 decades of imprisonment for circulating footage of Nargis that was already accesible seems to be a blatant violation of human rights. Can you really say that we must respect their government’s choice of punishment? Is freedom of speech only reserved for democracies, or is a fundamental human right?

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