Ricardo González Alfonso

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CPJ condemns convictions of independent Cuban journalists

April 9, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) deplores the convictions of 28 independent Cuban journalists who have been detained since a crackdown began there on March 18. The journalists’ one-day trials were held on April 3...

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CPJ condemns trials of independent journalists

April 4, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the trials of 28 independent Cuban journalists who have been detained since a crackdown began on March 18. The hearings began yesterday and continue today. "We are appalled and...

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CPJ protests vicious crackdown on independent press

April 2, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly condemns the Cuban government's latest crackdown on the independent press, during which 27 journalists have been detained and await prosecution. The timing of these actions suggests that the Cuban government has...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Cuba

March 31, 2003 12:08 PM ET

Throughout 2002, scores of journalists in Cuba were harassed, detained, threatened with prosecution or jail, or had their freedom of movement restricted. Some had their reporting materials confiscated or their phone communications disrupted. Often, the government prevented journalists from covering...

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Ten journalists detained

March 19, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2003— In a harsh crackdown on the political opposition and independent media, Cuban authorities have arrested at least 10 independent journalists and 20 political activists throughout the country. The government has vowed to prosecute the detainees...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Cuba

March 26, 2002 12:08 PM ET

During 2001, Cuban authorities continued to wield an assortment of repressive tools to silence independent journalism: harassment and intimidation; prison terms and threats of prosecution; detention; disruption of phone communications; and restrictions on the freedom of movement, among others. In...

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Courses banned, journalists harassed

October 24, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2001—State security agents banned an organization of independent local journalists from giving training courses and harassed some of its members, according to local CPJ sources. On the afternoon of October 12, two Department of State Security...

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Journalist under house arrest

April 12, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 12, 2001 --- Cuban authorities placed local journalist Ricardo González Alfonso under house arrest on April 9, according to the local independent news agency CubaPress. González Alfonso, 49, is the Cuba correspondent for the Paris-based press freedom...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Cuba

March 19, 2001 12:07 PM ET

IN A COUNTRY WHOSE CONSTITUTION AND PENAL CODE specifically disallow press freedom, independent journalists continued to face repression from the Cuban government last year. Yet their ranks have grown steadily, and there are now about 20 independent news agencies in...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Cuba

March 22, 2000 12:07 PM ET

President Fidel Castro Ruz's government did its best to stamp out independent journalism in Cuba this year, promulgating a bill that virtually outlaws free expression and perfecting preemptive repression. The Cuban constitution grants the Communist Party the right to control...

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