The New York-based media watchdog group, in its annual census of imprisoned journalists, said that as of December 1, a total of 125 journalists were behind bars, two fewer than at the same point in 2007.
It said 56 of the imprisoned journalists were considered online journalists -- bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors -- surpassing the number of print journalists for the first time.
"Online journalism has changed the media landscape and the way we communicate with each other," said CPJ executive director Joel Simon.
"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.
"The future of journalism is online and we are now in a battle with the enemies of press freedom who are using imprisonment to define the limits of public discourse," he said. Full story...
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