Cuba is one of the most censored countries in the world. Authorities maintain a grip on access to news through harassing and surveilling journalists, short-term detentions, home raids, and equipment seizures. A court sentences Roberto Jesús Quiñones, of CubaNet, to one year in prison. At the time of his arrest, the journalist was covering the trial of two evangelical pastors. Moves to expand access to the internet through private Wi-Fi connections are stymied as authorities impose a ban on websites being hosted overseas. (Image: AFP)
CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.