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Borja Bergareche

Borja Bergareche is a Spanish-based news executive and former Europe correspondent for CPJ who still advises the organization.

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Exiled Cuban journalist speaks at Spain 'Attacks' launch

The utility company had just cut off the electricity supply to his house. Darkness and shadows were back in Alejandro Gonzalez Raga's life. His rented apartment in Madrid--shared with his wife, siblings, and in-laws--was as devoid of light as the Cuban cells in which he was jailed for five years after Castro´s "Ofensiva 2" operation in March 2003, also known as the "Black Spring." Even so, Gonzalez Raga came to the presentation of Attacks on the Press 2008 at the Madrid Press Association.

February 11, 2009 12:50 PM ET