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    Journalism on Demand

    Cuba: Journalism on Demand / Iván García Iván García, 27 August 2016 — I still remember that two-day trip to Pinar del Río. I stayed in a Communist Party hotel at the side of the old central highway. I visited the province’s outstanding factories, cooperatives and work centers. Then in Havana, I wrote three or […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance 17 September 2015, 07:33 UTC Short-term arbitrary detention Peaceful demonstrators and human rights activists are routinely detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement. Activists are often detained to stop them from attending public demonstrations or private meetings. Independent journalists reporting on these detentions […] Continue reading

    What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year?

    What do Cubans Hope For in the New Year? / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 22, 2013 December is a month of epilogues. 2013 brought new things for Cubans. After the 14th of January, those born on the island could travel abroad without so much government oversight. Even the dissidents. Although with exceptions. Opponents, hostages […] Continue reading

    First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

    First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan Translating Cuba Of short stature, with blue eyes and a firm voice, Laura Pollan was for years one of the most visible faces in Cuba of the Ladies in White. A teacher by profession and a civic activist by choice, she participated in the creation and strengthening […] Continue reading

    Strange “Estrangement” of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam Celaya

    Strange "Estrangement" of the Foreign Press in Cuba / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting An article by a foreign news agency recently reported on the Internet, "Cuban Dissidents at a Crossroads"by Paul Haven and Andrea Rodríguez of the Associated Press, suffers from, at least, two of the most common and serious limitations of accredited […] Continue reading

    After the Black Spring, Cuba’s new repression

    After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison

    Posted on Friday, 03.11.11 Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison Cuba's best-known dissident says he'll continue to fight the government after eight years in prison.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Cuba's government Friday freed Oscar Elias Biscet, a leading dissident who served more than 11 years in prison and was awarded the […] Continue reading

    Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in Cuba

    Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in CubaNew York, March 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Cuban independent journalist Pedro Argüelles Morán on Friday, and calls on Cuban authorities to el... Continue reading

    The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail

    Posted on Friday, 07.30.10RELEASE OF THE POLITICAL PRISONERS | STORIES OF ABUSE The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail During their seven years in Cuban prisons, former prisoners say they were confined to tiny windowless cells, fed inedible food and abused psychologically.BY FABIOLA SANTIAGOfsantiago@MiamiHerald.com MADRID — Boiled plantain-flavored water as soup. A greasy scoop of bland, […] Continue reading

    What Cuba’s dissidents want

    What Cuba's dissidents want27/07 20:16 CETHuman Rights On July 13, seven freed Cuban dissidents arrived at Madrid airport in Spain. They were part of a group of 75 people who were given long prison sentences in a crackdown in early 2003. Their release followed negotiations between the Cuban Catholic church and Raúl Castro. The Cuban […] Continue reading


    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS(38TH Annual Conference of the International Organization of Human Rights)2010-04-01.Rolf Beller, International Organization of Human Rights(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- ISHR Annual General Meeting – Year 2010 Since the seizure of power of the Castro brothers in the year 1959, the press was at first controlled and then censored so that work for journalists has always been […] Continue reading

    Freedom on the Net – Cuba

    CubaFreedom on the Net Status: Not FreeObstacles to Access: 25 (0–25)Limits on Content: 32 (0–35)Violations of User Rights: 33 (0–40)Total Score: 90 (0–100)Population: 11.2 millionInternet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percentInternet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note: includes users with access only to intranet)Mobile Phone Users/Penetration 2006: 152 thousandMobile Phone Users/Penetration 2008: […] Continue reading

    CUBA 2005 IAPA Report

    CUBA Cuban journalism is going through a painfully precarious time, worn down after 46 years of state control of the media, a violent escalation of repression against independent opinions and imprisoned journalists, and the authorities’ complete indifference to the people’s demands for information. The situation of two years ago of repression unleashed with a broad […] Continue reading