Normando Hernández González

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With 145 journalists behind bars, what's in a number?

December 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Today we released our annual census of imprisoned journalists around the world, citing 145 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of nine from 2009 figures. The tally begs the question, What's in a number?...

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Trying to forget: Torture haunts freed Cuban journalist

November 30, 2010 9:42 AM ET

I long to forget, but cannot. To erase from my memory the murmurs of suffering, the plaintive screams of torture, the screeching bars, the unmistakable music of padlocks, the garrulous sentinels......

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Two more Cuban journalists freed, arrive in Spain

July 14, 2010 3:04 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2010—Two more Cuban journalists were freed from prison and flown to Madrid today, a day after the arrival there of six colleagues, as part of an extensive release of imprisoned dissidents by the Cuban government....

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Jailed Cuban journalists to be flown to Spain, reports say

July 12, 2010 2:40 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2010—Imprisoned Cuban journalists are expected to be among a group of political prisoners to be released tonight and put on a flight to Spain, where they are due to arrive on Tuesday morning, according to...

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CPJ holds Cuba responsible for welfare of jailed journalists

March 4, 2010 9:31 AM ET

New York, March 4, 2010—A week after the death of jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a journalist on a hunger strike is seriously ill while health conditions of imprisoned reporters remain dire. As the seventh anniversary of the massive crackdown on...

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CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

December 8, 2009 12:11 AM ET

New York, December 8, 2009—Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In its annual...

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Cuban journalists continue to report from jail

August 18, 2008 2:29 PM ET

Two articles on the labor exploitation of prisoners in Havana's Güanajay Prison appeared over the weekend on the Miami-based news Web sites CubaNet and PayoLibre. The articles detailed the use of prisoners as free labor in a local shoe...

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Cuba's Long Black Spring

March 18, 2008 8:15 PM ET

Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent press, more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the crime of free expression....

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