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Chronicles of deprivation: NYRB covers blogging in Cuba

Time Magazine named Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2008. (Reuters)

Take a look at this story in The New York Review of Books—it gets inside the challenges bloggers face as they are considered a “threat to the Cuban government’s international image,” and cites CPJ’s findings about imprisonment (Cuba has 22 journalists in jail, more than anywhere in the world except China and Iran). Read “Can the Internet Bring Change to Cuba?” here.

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NIce to see the NYRB taking up this issue, but the piece just drops the whole social change premise pretty quickly, focusing instead on the lyricism and logistics of the blog writing itself. I did think it was an interesting story and I'm glad it ran, but the title was just misleading and sensational.