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Connecting Cuba

April 25, 2017 8:14 AM ET

Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow the island nation's progress By Carlos Lauría Cuba's media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and news commentary, and an innovative breed of independent reporters who...

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Independent Cuban journalist detained, accused of fomenting enemy propaganda

March 1, 2017 12:44 PM ET

Independent Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro was arrested February 20, 2017 and detained for about 36 hours while traveling to cover a meeting between Cuban dissidents and the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), according to press reports. The editor of digital magazine La Hora de Cuba said...

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Turkey's crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ special report by...

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Cuban journalists detained while covering hurricane damage

October 18, 2016 1:59 PM ET

Cuban state security officers on October 11 briefly detained Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, one of Cuba's most prominent independent journalists, along with five of her colleagues from Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood News) and two freelancers working with them, while the team attempted to report on storm damage caused by Hurricane Matthew...

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Connecting Cuba: More space for criticism but restrictions slow press freedom progress

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Cuba’s press, emboldened by President Raúl Castro’s call for reforms in 2010, are finding more space for critical comment, but harassment and intimidation from authorities, a legal limbo caused by outdated and restrictive press laws, and limited and expensive access to the internet is slowing the island nation’s progress toward...

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Connecting Cuba

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

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Connecting Cuba

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Foreword: Contemplating a free press in Cuba By Ernesto Londoño A free press, at its best, is the conscience of a nation, an indispensable arbiter of truth and righteousness. When it is doing its job well, a free press unearths unpleasant truths, holds people in power accountable and champions marginalized...

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Connecting Cuba

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Executive Summary: Cuba’s media vitally transformed but cautious approach is slowing progress By Carlos Lauría A lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and news commentary, and an innovative breed of independent reporters who are critical of, yet still support socialist ideas have vitally transformed Cuba’s...

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Connecting Cuba

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Cuba’s evolving news agenda At the Argos Theatre in Havana, Yenys Laura Prieto Velazco purchased a ticket for Diez Millones, a popular play about a Cuban family torn apart by the ideological fanaticism of the Cuban revolution and by the father’s departure to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boatlift....

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Connecting Cuba

September 28, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Staying connected in an offline world By Alexandra Ellerbeck For Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, founder of Periodismo de Barrio, internet access in poorly connected Cuba comes at a premium. “Our reporters have less than 10 hours a month of internet access,” she told CPJ during the Latin American Studies Association conference...

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