In an age when record numbers of citizens are being imprisoned or threatened for what they write on the internet a new website was launched on November 3 called Threatened Voices, (http://www.threatened.globalvoicesonline.org/). It is an on line, interactive tool that maps incidents of government suppression against bloggers.
The aim of the website is to counter the suppression that the government in question is enforcing against a blogger. By categorizing a blogger or social media user as: under arrest, threatened, deceased, released, or unknown, the site is giving a voice to an otherwise suppressed blogger. Reports of incidents have so far been made by associates of the suppressed blogger.