The committee is now officially recognised as a not-for-profit organisation but needs more help from volunteers to be eligible for fundraising and relevant grants. Founder and current MD Curt Hopkins is to become executive director.
Applicants need experience with not-for-profit organisations and fundraising as well as experience producing online content, research skills and knowledge of web publishing. They will also need to understand the issues of free speech and international blogging.
Last year the committee helped raised the profile of threatened and persecuted bloggers around the world.
One of the best known campaigns was for the release of jailed bloggers Mojtaba Saminejad and Arash Sigarchi in February. CPB claims that the campaign was partly responsible for Mr Sigarchi's subsequent release.
• UPDATE: Mojtaba Saminejad has been imprisoned since February 2005. On 21 January he was photographed in handcuffs while allowed back to university in Tehran to sit exams. The photo was posted to his former blog.
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