Censorship in Cuba – Censura en Cuba
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The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […] Continue reading
Committee to Protect Journalists Invites Journalists in Cuba to “Cross the Red Lines” /14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 September 2016 – Dismantling the legal framework for the press and eliminating all barriers to individual access to the internet are key factors to promote a more open information environment in Cuba, according to the report Connecting Cuba: […] Continue reading
Seven signs Cuban media is moving toward openness By Jon Elliston AUGUST 9, 2016 THE MASS MEDIA IN CUBA for decades was exclusively run by a rigid state monopoly, and even now, the government controls most of the news that makes its way to citizens. But significant cracks may be opening. As I’ve learned during […] Continue reading
Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading
Rolling Stones to play free show in Cuba The band will be the biggest act to perform in Cuba since its 1959 revolution Country once persecuted young people for listening to rock music Concert is expected to draw a massive audience BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press HAVANA The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that they will […] Continue reading
Cremata Stages His Play on the Internet / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Cremata Posted on January 20, 2016 Juan Carlos Cremata, the censored playwright, is publishing on the web a brief monologue on authoritarianism and censorship. Translator’s note: “The President” in the monologue is not the president of the country, but rather of the State organization […] Continue reading
A Year After Rapprochement, Cubans Still Waiting for Change Alberto Pimienta Last updated on: December 17, 2015 11:30 AM WASHINGTON— A year ago, after months of secret negotiations, the leaders of Cuba and the U.S. announced in almost simultaneous speeches the two nations were restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years. Around noon on national television, […] Continue reading
Cuba Still America’s Champion, for Censoring Speech Online Worldwide Freedom on the Internet Takes a Dive for Five Years Straight BELÉN MARTY OCTOBER 28, 2015 AT 3:58 PM EspañolCuba is the clear top dog in the Americas for preventing access to the World Wide Web, but the next worst offenders are Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, and […] Continue reading
What It’s Like to Launch an Independent News Outlet in Cuba By ERNESTO LONDOÑO OCTOBER 20, 2015 12:57 PM October 20, 2015 12:57 pm Elaine Díaz, the first Cuban journalist to receive a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, returned home earlier this year and resigned from the University of Havana, where she taught for seven […] Continue reading
This is Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify – all without the internet How media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week by Johnny Harris on September 21, 2015 This is “El Paquete”: A Cuban media platform is based on a web of human data traffickers. In […] Continue reading
No Internet? No Problem. Inside Cuba’s Tech Revolution This story appears in the July 20, 2015 issue of Forbes. Robin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government’s office of periodicals and publications early last year seeking approval for a dream: starting an online magazine about Cuba’s urban youth […] Continue reading
The Internet: A Space for Diversity and Freedom of Expression / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on April 27, 2015 Young people are indifferent to politics. Cell phones, video games and television series are their priorities (photo by the author) We have to wonder how much the Cuban government invests in restricting this essential information […] Continue reading
Coding for a More Open Cuba Nonprofit group’s ‘hackathon’ invites U.S. programmers to create apps for the isolated island PHOTO: DESMOND BOYLAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS By KEJAL VYAS Updated April 7, 2015 8:37 p.m. ET Internet access in Cuba is among the world’s most restricted and expensive, but a rapprochement with Washington is boosting hopes for connectivity […] Continue reading