Yoani Sánchez

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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

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As US-Cuba relations thaw, what's next for the island's independent press?

March 16, 2016 3:57 PM ET

"Our hope is that President Obama will meet journalists working for the alternative media, not just to cover his visit, but to start a dialogue," said Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, director of Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood Journalism) a website focusing...

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In Cuba, case for harassing press has collapsed

December 22, 2014 12:06 PM ET

Throughout the years, the Cuban government has justified the imprisonment of independent journalists on charges that they were acting against the State's sovereignty at the behest of the United States. During the so-called Black Spring in March 2003, when...

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez launches independent news site

May 22, 2014 3:55 PM ET

Late last October, as I accompanied Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez in a cab ride from LaGuardia Airport to her hotel in Manhattan, we talked nonstop about what had changed in Cuba during 2013 and about her plans for 2014....

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Haunted by cancer after Cuba's Black Spring

April 2, 2013 3:31 PM ET

As the world welcomes celebrated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on her first international tour in a decade, we must also remember journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who continues to be confined not only to the island nation, but to a...

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Sánchez, Cuba's blogging pioneer, eyes a new trail to blaze

March 15, 2013 4:32 PM ET

Having broken through one long-standing barrier, Yoani Sánchez, the pioneering figure in Cuba's independent blogosphere, is looking to smash another. "It seemed like an impossible dream, but here I am," Sánchez told a gathering today at CPJ's New York...

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Eating a cable: Internet access still elusive in Cuba

February 7, 2013 1:37 PM ET

There is a popular expression in Cuba that is synonymous with difficulty and crisis. When you want to indicate that someone is doing badly economically, it is sufficient to say that he is "eating a cable." Street humor has...

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Cuban reporter Flores arrested on anti-state charges

November 9, 2012 4:23 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2012--Cuban authorities charged journalist Yaremis Flores with anti-state crimes on Wednesday in connection with news articles critical of the government, an arrest that sparked two waves of protests and detentions outside a Havana police station. The...

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CPJ calls for the immediate release of Cuban bloggers

October 5, 2012 11:29 AM ET

New York, October 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of three independent Cuban bloggers and calls for their immediate release. Yoani Sánchez, one of Cuba's most prominent bloggers, was detained yesterday along with her husband, journalist Reinaldo...

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