The Committee to Protect Bloggers
primary aim is to "focus...on the inappropriate use of state force against bloggers." They link today to a new project from Human Rights Watch
, aimed at convincing people to speak out, research and disseminate information to fight for human rights through blogging. In countries such as Iran and China, bloggers are frequently the target of state repression. Publicising these cases and highlighting the need for Western governments to increase the pressure (especially on China, Australia's newfound friend in the region
), becomes vital.