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These independent journalists are currently in jail in Cuba:

Pablo Pacheco ÁvilaOmar Ruiz HernándezNormando Hernández GonzálezHéctor Maseda GutiérrezAlfredo Felipe FuentesLéster Luis González Pentón

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01/15/2017 03:26 PM
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com WPLG Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have become the ABC affiliate’s men in Havana. The pair arrived last Wednesday to become the South Florida station’s full-time Havana-based crew. That gives WPLG the distinction of being the first local station in […]
01/08/2017 05:41 PM
Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump
Cuba’s opening to the world has a problem much closer to home than Donald Trump Christopher Woody Donald Trump’s denunciations of Obama’s opening to Cuba while on the presidential campaign trail and his continued insistence on getting a “better deal” with the long isolated island nation have stirred worry that the president-elect will halt or […]
01/05/2017 06:05 PM
Trump, Obama and the ashes of Chico O’Farrill
Trump, Obama and the ashes of Chico O’Farrill MICHAEL H. MIRANDA | Fayetteville | 5 de Enero de 2017 – 11:55 CET. I could really care less whether Arturo O’Farrill wants to engage in all kids of anti-Trump activism. But him doing so at a concert here in Fayetteville, for which I had paid, did […]
01/04/2017 06:16 PM
Cuba says ‘yes’ to English as tourism flourishes
Cuba says ‘yes’ to English as tourism flourishes 4 January 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean As Cuba slowly opens up its economy to the rest of the world, more and more Cubans are learning English. The Cuban government has made proficiency in English a requirement for all high school and university students. […]
01/04/2017 05:30 PM
The Odebrecht-GAESA money trail
The Odebrecht-GAESA money trail PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 4 de Enero de 2017 – 11:19 CET. All the President’s Men is the title of a 1976 film that told the story of how the Watergate scandal was exposed, the ultimate outcome being the resignation of then-US president Richard Nixon. The misdeeds […]
01/03/2017 06:45 PM
Cuban Faces of 2016 – José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín)
Cuban Faces of 2016: José Ramírez Pantoja, Journalist (b. Holguín) / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2016 – Cuban faces of 2016: The journalist José Ramírez Pantoja starred this year in one of the most publicized cases of censorship within the official press. The reporter was fired from his job at Radio Holguin after being […]
01/01/2017 07:09 PM
Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President for Cuba
Inter-American Press Association Names Henry Constantin Vice President for Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 30 December 2016 — The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has named independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro as regional vice president for Cuba. Director of the magazine La Hora de Cuba and a resident of the city of Camagüey, the reporter told 14ymedio […]
12/27/2016 02:11 PM
AP’s regional offices return to Cuba
AP’s regional offices return to Cuba BY JOE UCHILL – 12/26/16 03:30 PM EST The Associated Press is returning its Caribbean base of operations to Cuba. Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, housed the news service’s central offices for the region until 1961. The AP was forced to leave after the botched Bay of […]
12/26/2016 04:25 PM
Cuba’s ‘Weekly Packet’ is Caught in the Crossfire
Cuba’s ‘Weekly Packet’ is Caught in the Crossfire / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 23 December 2016 – “Over my dead body!” echoes across a living room in Florida, Camaguey, Cuba, the day Jorge Angel discovered his family absorbed in the weekly packet. Now the wife sneaks to watch the reality shows that […]
12/25/2016 12:48 AM
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba
2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The death of Fidel Castro marked the end of a truly historic year for Cuba. After years of false rumors that he had died, the former Cuban ruler finally passed away at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 25, according to a statement read by […]
12/24/2016 04:40 PM
The Faces Of 2016
The Faces Of 2016 / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 24 December 2014 — Putting a face to a year like 2016, in which several historical events indelibly marked the Cuban reality – for better or worse – is a task as difficult as it is risky. This newspaper has selected 14 people who stood out in the […]
12/23/2016 07:26 PM
In Cuba Everybody Wants My Money
In Cuba Everybody Wants My Money December 22, 2016 By Yudarkis Veloz Sarduy (Progreso Semanal) HAVANA TIMES — In my household, nobody could believe what journalist Boris Fuentes was telling us on the “Cuba Says” segment of the National News on Cuban TV one night at the end of November. If a bunch of onions […]
12/22/2016 09:02 PM
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2)
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 2) / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 December 2016 — According to Luisa, 76, a former prostitute, the first time she collected money for sex, she bathed herself three times trying to remove the smell of an old man who sweated over her body. “I was once young and […]
12/18/2016 06:55 PM
“Get on that plane or go to jail,” Cuban Authorities Tell American Lawyer
“Get on that plane or go to jail,” Cuban Authorities Tell American Lawyer / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2016 – The American lawyer Kimberley Motley, arrested Friday in Havana, returned to the United States after being subjected to three interrogations, the last of which, held at the Havana airport, made her miss her flight. […]
12/17/2016 07:31 PM
Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights
Agreement between Cuba and EU criticized as soft on human rights BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A new agreement of cooperation and political dialogue between the Cuban government and the European Union has come under intense attack by European parliament members, Cuban dissidents and human rights organizations. “The EU should have asked for an end […]
12/11/2016 04:43 PM
LIFE AFTER CASTRO AT MIAMI’S MOST FAMOUS CUBAN RESTAURANT
LIFE AFTER CASTRO AT MIAMI’S MOST FAMOUS CUBAN RESTAURANT By Gabe Ulla December 10, 2016 On the night of November 25th, the owners of Versailles, Miami’s most famous Cuban restaurant, were at a Thanksgiving gathering when their phones buzzed with a news alert: Fidel Castro was dead. Nicole Valls, who helps run the restaurant with […]
12/08/2016 08:29 PM
Mariela Castro’s Disrespect in New York
Mariela Castro’s Disrespect in New York / Cubanet, Jorge Angel Perez Cubanet, Jorge Ángel Pérez, Havana, 1 December 2016 — A cable from the Cuban press agency Prensa Latina, written by Waldo Mendiluza, warned me that the sexologist, parliamentarian, and daughter of Raul Castro, was in New York. According to the cable, the director of […]
12/07/2016 07:17 PM
In Cuban Town That Hershey Built, Memories Both Bitter and Sweet
In Cuban Town That Hershey Built, Memories Both Bitter and Sweet By KIRK SEMPLEDEC. 7, 2016 CAMILO CIENFUEGOS, Cuba — The sugar refinery has been closed for 14 years, yet Amarylis Ribot still misses the whoop of the steam whistle that signaled the changes in work shifts. She misses the smell of the harvest — […]
12/07/2016 06:20 PM
Fernando Rojas – Santa y Andrés will not be shown, to defend ‘a people and a great cause’
Fernando Rojas: Santa y Andrés will not be shown, to defend ‘a people and a great cause’ DDC | Madrid | 7 de Diciembre de 2016 – 13:50 CET. A few days before it was announced that the film Santa y Andrés would be censored and not be presented at the New Latin American Cinema […]
12/05/2016 06:45 PM
Weeping (or Faking It) at Fidel Castro’s Farewell
Weeping (or Faking It) at Fidel Castro’s Farewell / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 December 2016 — The flag with the three blue and two white stripes, red triangle and solitary star in the middle hung from a black flagpole. For the Rodriguez family, it served as the perfect diversion, taking the attention of the […]
12/05/2016 06:45 PM
Independent Reporters Arrested Are Threatened With Trial
Independent Reporters Arrested Are Threatened With Trial / Cubanet Cubanet, Vladimir Turró Páez, Havana, 3 December 2016 — The independent journalists Manuel Guerra Pérez and Lisbey Lora, arrested this last Monday by the United Territorial Investigations of the San Jose Police in the province of Mayabeque, have been threatened with going to trial, according to […]
12/05/2016 06:45 PM
Placing The Remains Of Fidel Castro With Those Of Martí Divides Cubans
Placing The Remains Of Fidel Castro With Those Of Martí Divides Cubans / 14ymedio, Pedro Campo 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 3 December 2016 – Genius and figure to the grave, the boy born in Birán, who led an armed Revolution from the Sierra Maestra and governed Cuba for almost 60 years from Havana, wanted his […]
12/02/2016 08:39 PM
Police Free ‘14ymedio’ Journalist Reinaldo Escobar
Police Free ‘14ymedio’ Journalist Reinaldo Escobar / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 1 December 2016 — The journalist Reinaldo Escobar, editor in chief of 14ymedio, was detained for more than four hours on Thursday, in the midst of the control measures that the Government deployed after the death of Fidel Castro. The reporter gave an interview to […]
12/01/2016 03:28 PM
The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro
The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 29 November 2016 — Cintia will never forget the day Fidel Castro died. Not because she had affection for the old guerrilla or felt devoted to the figure of the ex-comandante in chief. One month ago, Cintia’s parents had reserved a […]
12/01/2016 03:25 PM
Fidel Castro Was Anything But Courageous
Fidel Castro Was Anything But Courageous / 14ymedio, Andres Oppenheimer 14ymedio, Andres Oppenheimer, 28 November 2016 – It is not elegant to criticize someone who has just died, but seeing the messages from the heads of state around the world exalting the supposed courage of the recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the truth must […]
11/30/2016 02:28 PM
Fidel Castro Dies for Real
Fidel Castro Dies for Real / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 26 November 2016 — At midnight no one was talking about the biggest news story of the year along crowded Tenth of October Avenue. A group of drunks was downing white rum from little cardboard cartons, cheap hookers were plying their trade in a tiny […]
11/26/2016 01:38 PM
Tania Bruguera – Cuban artist fights for free expression
Tania Bruguera: Cuban artist fights for free expression How the internationally renowned dissident artist turned a performance piece into a fight for freedom of expression. by Carlos Manuel Alvarez Carlos Manuel Alvarez is a Cuban journalist. Havana, Cuba – It is December 17, 2014 and the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera is at Pope Francis’ weekly […]
11/26/2016 01:27 PM
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s
Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […]
11/26/2016 01:12 PM
Fidel Castro is dead
Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […]
11/26/2016 12:58 PM
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified?
Will history absolve Fidel Castro, or will he end up vilified? BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com How will Fidel Castro be remembered? Will history absolve him, as he defiantly proclaimed as a young revolutionary in the early 1950s? Or will he end up like so many other Latin American strongmen, who wielded immense power in their […]
11/24/2016 04:57 PM
CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES
CONSISTENT KILLING BY THE CASTRO REGIME FOR ALMOST SIX DECADES The Cuban regime has killed systematically since the start of its 57-year dictatorship. 345 documented disappearances and fatalities occurring in the month November, as in any other month, illustrate the widespread atrocities occurring over decades, continuing to date, and taking thousands of lives. This is […]
11/22/2016 05:47 PM
Police Confiscate Activist Henry Constantín’s Phone And Computer
Police Confiscate Activist Henry Constantín’s Phone And Computer / 14ymedio On Sunday night, the activist Henry Constantín was detained at Customs at the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport of Camaguey, on his arrival from Miami. The dissident was taken to a police station where they confiscated his cellphone and laptop, according to what he told 14ymedio. […]
11/17/2016 05:20 PM
Why Does Cuba Have a Journalism of the Barricade?
Why Does Cuba Have a Journalism of the Barricade? / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 11 November 2016 — The answer is simple. Because we are a country at war with the media for almost six decades. To speak of the green shoots of happiness, in the midst of hardships and political harassment, is […]
11/16/2016 04:48 PM
Commander Guillermo García Frías’s purebred racehorses
Commander Guillermo García Frías’s purebred racehorses ROGELIO FABIO HURTADO | La Habana | 16 de Noviembre de 2016 – 03:29 CET. I was recently looking for information about the mistreatment of animals, when I found, in El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua), an excellent story by the journalist Francisco Menéndez about the breeding of thoroughbred horses. According […]
11/15/2016 01:56 PM
I do not want to put on a ‘media show’
“I do not want to put on a ‘media show’ “ / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, 4 November 2016 — How many times have we heard the phrase “I do not want to put on a media show,” especially from people who have been victims of institutional abuse in Cuba? It would seem […]
11/09/2016 03:45 PM
Trump in Miami, Clinton in Havana
Trump in Miami, Clinton in Havana / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 November 2016 – With the presidential election this Tuesday, not only is the fate of the United States in play. Its results will also affect the future of the island. In Miami, the South Florida […]
11/09/2016 01:53 PM
Lawyers and journalists, in danger
Lawyers and journalists, in danger HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 9 de Noviembre de 2016 – 13:34 CET. There are two vexing occupations for the Cuban government. One of them is the legal profession, a career only open to those deemed reliable by the political police. But when they leave classrooms Law graduates […]
11/05/2016 01:24 PM
14ymedio Reporter Sol Basulto García Arrested In Camagüey
14ymedio Reporter Sol Basulto García Arrested In Camagüey / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 4 November 2016 – The reporter Sol García Basulto was arrested by Cuban State Security Thursday night when she was traveling to Havana. The correspondent for 14ymedio in Camagüey was intercepted on the way to the capital by officers who handcuffed her and […]
11/01/2016 04:23 PM
Cuba – Journalists, That’s All
Cuba: Journalists, That’s All / Iván García Iván García, 25 October 2016 — Erasmo Calzadilla, a columnist for the Havana Times digital newspaper, is a controversial chap who listens to opposing arguments but but hangs on doggedly to his own opinions. In a forum on Cuban journalism, organised by the IWPR (Institute for War and […]
11/01/2016 02:29 PM
The ‘scarecrow’ words Raúl Castro never said
The ‘scarecrow’ words Raúl Castro never said JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 1 de Noviembre de 2016 – 11:08 CET. Until recently private-sector businesses in Havana hung, like scarecrows to frighten away menacing birds, signs featuring a phrase attributed to Raúl Castro, and the general never said a word to dispel this impression, […]
10/28/2016 02:59 PM
Two observers from Otro18 at the referendum in Colombia
Two observers from #Otro18 at the referendum in Colombia BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 28 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:48 CEST. On October 2 the “No” vote prevailed in Colombia, where a referendum gauged the public’s support for the peace treaties signed in Havana days before between the Colombian government and the […]
10/27/2016 03:04 PM
In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news
In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news October 27, 2016 Havana (AFP) – Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled off the unthinkable in Cuba — they are producing online news, prying open the state’s half-century grip on the media. The Castro government created a crack in the Cuban […]
10/27/2016 02:27 PM
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work
Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 27 de Octubre de 2016 – 10:59 CEST. The arbitrary arrest of a group of Cuban journalists on October 12 while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in […]
10/25/2016 03:30 PM
Cuban Institute For Freedom Of Expression And The Press Denounces Harassment Of Its Members
Cuban Institute For Freedom Of Expression And The Press Denounces Harassment Of Its Members / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 24 October 2016 – A Cuban State Security operation has been directed, so far in October, against different independent journalists who cooperate with the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP), according to Monday’s […]
10/23/2016 03:12 PM
It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism ofIndependent Journalists
“It’s Hard for the Government to Tolerate the Professionalism of Independent Journalists” 14ymedio, Joanna Columbie, Havana, 21 October 2016 – Ignacio Gonzalez is frequently seen in the streets of Havana with microphone in hand recording citizens’ reactions to a flood, a historic baseball game or the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the governments of Cuba […]
10/22/2016 03:13 PM
Cuba After a Hurricane
Cuba After a Hurricane / Iván García Iván García, 6 October 2016 — One week. Perhaps two. That’s the shelf-life of news in Cuba about the recovery process after a hurricane has passed through. You can read information, which has a slight smell of triumphalism, about the various teams of linesmen who re-establish communications and […]
10/20/2016 01:59 PM
Indian Workers Earn “Three Or Four Times More” Than Cubans, According To The Official Press
Indian Workers Earn “Three Or Four Times More” Than Cubans, According To The Official Press / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 17 October 2016 — Three months after the revelation of the presence of workers from India in the construction of a luxury hotel in Havana, on Saturday the Cuban press mentioned, and […]
10/19/2016 02:57 PM
Obama to the Castro regime – Do whatever you want
Obama to the Castro regime: Do whatever you want By Editorial Board October 18 at 8:07 PM ON FRIDAY, President Obama unveiled a Presidential Decision Directive trumpeting further overtures to the Cuban government designed to make the thaw he announced on Dec. 17, 2014, “irreversible.” That would imply “regardless of results” — which so far […]
10/18/2016 12:50 PM
Granma makes it clear – only Government and accredited foreign press may report on the ravages of Matthew
Granma makes it clear: only Government and accredited foreign press may report on the ravages of Matthew DDC | Madrid | 15 de Octubre de 2016 – 19:28 CEST. On Thursday the regime’s official newspaper, Granma, made it clear that only Government press and accredited foreign media on the Island may report on the ravages […]
10/15/2016 06:15 PM
Information as Treason
Information as Treason / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, 14 October 2016 – Authoritarians aren’t very given to calm. They need the citizens to feel widespread discomfort to be able to govern them with ease. This scenario of fears has sharpened recently in Cuba, where the government has strengthened or opened new […]
10/15/2016 06:14 PM
Cuban Independent Press Grows Despite Censorship
Cuban Independent Press Grows Despite Censorship / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 October 2016 – The Cuban independent press has been marked by two opposing phenomena: censorship and growth, according to the report on Cuba published by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) on Thursday. The document prepared for the association made up of representatives from […]
10/14/2016 05:04 PM
Sentence Upheld In The Case Of Journalist Expelled From Radio Holguin
Sentence Upheld In The Case Of Journalist Expelled From Radio Holguin / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 October 2016 — Journalist Jose Ramirez Pantoja appeared for a second time before the Municipal Court of Holguin on Wednesday. The reporter, expelled from his job in the provincial radio station, reported on his blog that “everything transpired normally […]
10/14/2016 11:30 AM
Maykel González Vivero “You cannot imagine what a cell is like”
Maykel González Vivero: “You cannot imagine what a cell is like” DDC | Madrid | 14 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:16 CEST. Journalist Maykel González Vivero, a DIARIO DE CUBA collaborator, was released Wednesday after spending three days in a cell in Baracoa, where he had been travelled to report on the ravages of […]
10/13/2016 05:45 PM
Journalist Elaine Diaz Arrested In Baracoa While Reporting On Hurricane Matthew
Journalist Elaine Diaz Arrested In Baracoa While Reporting On Hurricane Matthew / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 12 October 2016 — The journalist Elaine Diaz, director of the independent media Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism), was arrested Wednesday morning in Baracoa, Guantanamo province, while covering the damage left by Hurricane Matthew. The reporter was accompanied by several […]
10/12/2016 05:41 PM
Building Socialism in Cuba
Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […]
10/12/2016 05:26 PM
Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights
Cuban dissident calls on EU not to forget human rights By Javier Albisu | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan 11:46 (updated: 14:59) While the EU wraps up a new framework for relations with Havana, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas warns that his country could descend into civil war if this deal is not made dependent […]
10/11/2016 03:46 PM
Is Cuba Really the Next Big Thing?
Is Cuba Really the Next Big Thing? October 10, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – October 10, 2016) – Cuba has been making waves since the U.S. State Department relaxed rules last year for American tourists who may want to travel there. Since then there has been a surge of interest from Americans, and airline companies […]
10/10/2016 02:01 PM
A Disappointing And Unfair Report
A Disappointing And Unfair Report / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez, 30 September 2016 — The most recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the state of journalism in Cuba is, more than disappointing, worrisome. It is not that its authors are uninformed about the Cuban reality. Rather, they […]
10/10/2016 01:14 PM
On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba
On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […]
10/06/2016 11:40 AM
Eastern Cuba lashed by Matthew – collapsed homes, crumbling highways and more
Eastern Cuba lashed by Matthew: collapsed homes, crumbling highways and more BY MIMI WHITEFIELD Residents of Baracoa on Cuba’s northeastern tip awoke to a world transformed Wednesday: collapsed walls, pieces of roofing and household goods littering the streets, downed electric wires hanging at crazy angles and large trees leaning against buildings. The city of approximately […]
10/02/2016 05:40 PM
Ethics Commission Rejects Appeal by Journalist Expelled from Radio Holguin
Ethics Commission Rejects Appeal by Journalist Expelled from Radio Holguin / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Mario J. Penton, 14ymedio, Miami, 30 September 2016 — The National Ethics Commission of the Cuban Journalists Union (UPEC) this Thursday ratified the expulsion of journalist Jose Ramirez Pantoja from Radio Holguin. The ousted professional now will be able to appeal […]
09/30/2016 05:49 PM
Ethics Committee Hears Appeal From Expelled Holguin Journalist
Ethics Committee Hears Appeal From Expelled Holguin Journalist / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 29 September 2016 – Today the National Ethics Commission of the Cuban Journalists Union (UPEC) will finally hear the appeal filed by Cuban journalist Jose Ramírez Pantoja, who was fired from his job at Radio Holguin last August. Ramírez […]
09/30/2016 05:48 PM
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex
Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At […]
09/29/2016 05:47 PM
Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There”
Cuba Forbids Opposition Observers from Traveling to Columbia Because President Raul Castro “Is Visiting There” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 September 2016 – The reason put forth by the Cuban authorities to block travel to Colombia by opposition members called to be observers in the plebiscite on the that country’s agreement with the FARC, is […]
09/28/2016 06:19 PM
Special Report: Journalism & the Internet in Cuba
Special Report: Journalism & the Internet in Cuba Tags: internet
09/26/2016 06:29 PM
Police Burst into Cubalex Headquarters
Police Burst into Cubalex Headquarters / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 23 September 2016 — The headquarters of Cubalex, The Center of Legal Information, located in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, was searched by National Revolutionary Police (PNR) officers and State Security agents on Friday, as confirmed to this newspaper by the independent journalist Osniel Carmona. […]
09/17/2016 01:49 PM
The Cuban Media Is Simply a Disgrace
The Cuban Media Is Simply a Disgrace September 16, 2016 Jimmy Roque Martinez HAVANA TIMES — Last July, the controversial speech given by the assistant director of the official Granma newspaper during a meeting of the Cuban Journalists Association circulated around the internet and was passed around on USB sticks on the island. As we […]
09/16/2016 07:56 PM
Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross
Free Information Is “Food For The Brain,” Said Alan Gross / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 September 2016 — The last day of Cuba Internet Freedom Forum (CIF), which is meeting in Miami this week and was attended by dozens of experts in the use of networks, explored the importance of recognizing […]
09/16/2016 02:57 PM
Millennials lead private media opening in Communist-run Cuba
Millennials lead private media opening in Communist-run Cuba By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island’s half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality. While low levels of internet access across the Caribbean island limits the outlets’ domestic reach […]
09/14/2016 06:06 PM
Cuba’s independent media must ‘win the confidence’ of the population
Cuba’s independent media must ‘win the confidence’ of the population The two-day Cuba Internet Freedom event, which is part of Social Media Week ending Friday, brought together activists, journalists and other professionals from outside and inside Cuba to discuss the state of internet access on the island. ABEL FERNANDEZ staff@InCubaToday.com Despite a slight opening of […]
09/11/2016 04:28 PM
In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries
In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 1 September 2016 — While certain groups and people on the island try to distance themselves from the openly anti-Castro dissidence, however they can, they will always be marked with a scarlet letter by the Department of State Security and […]
09/09/2016 02:35 PM
Gay Cuban journalist, activist fired from radio station
Gay Cuban journalist, activist fired from radio station A gay Cuban journalist and activist says he was fired from a government-run radio station because he worked with independent media. Maykel González Vivero hosted a program on Radio Sagua that highlighted the history of Sagua la Grande, a small city that is roughly 165 miles east […]
09/08/2016 02:17 PM
Biden – U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’
Biden: U.S. can talk human rights in Cuba ‘without pushback’ By SUSAN CRABTREE (@SUSANCRABTREE) • 9/7/16 7:14 PM Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s ability to talk to Cuba and other Latin-American countries about human rights “without pushback,” on the same day a Senate critic of the diplomatic thaw said the Castro regime’s […]
09/06/2016 05:18 PM
Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say
Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say September 5, 2016 By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as “democracy” and “human rights” and then blocking them, dissidents said on Monday. An investigative report by blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar concluded […]
09/01/2016 03:41 PM
Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow
Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2016 – In the nineties, this student was one of the most militant in his university classroom, until he managed to get a fellowship in Spain, and today he writes asking me, “Why do you put up with so […]

 

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