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ISOJ 2016: Yoani Sánchez explains how technology has made Cubans more free

A USB memory stick or flash drive represents freedom for many Cubans. Blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez stated this during the opening panel on the second day of the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Yoani Sánchez will explain how and why she created 14ymedio, "Cuba’s first independent news platform"

Because of her desire to be an independent voice for Cuban society, Yoani Sánchez has been arrested, previously was prohibited from leaving her country and has been made the subject of smear campaigns. Despite those challenges, her independent news platform 14ymedio is approaching its second anniversary of delivering news and opinion from inside Cuba. Read more »


Cuban dissident blogger completes first year of detention

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, the Cuban author of the critical blog Los hijos que nadie quiso (also available in English as "The Children Nobody Wanted") completed the first year of detention of his five-year sentence on Feb. Read more »


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez to open a new digital newspaper in the island

Prominent blogger Yoani Sánchez said she plans to launch a digital newspaper in her native Cuba. The announcement took place on Jan. 31 during the Hay Festival, in the Colombian city of Cartagena. Read more »


Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, U.S. among winners of 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian investigative reporter Mauro König, Colombian magazine Semana’s editor-in-chief Alejandro Rubino Santos and U.S. journalists Jon Lee Anderson and Donna DeCesare, both of whom have focused on covering Latin America for several decades, are the four journalists who will receive this year’s prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize. Read more »


Daily News Digest: Cuban journalists exposing injustice merit more attention

Cuban journalists exposing injustice merit more attention: “The overzealous western media attention to a few prominent dissidents like (Yoani) Sánchez tends to obscure the highly critical culture that has developed within Cuba over the last ten to 15 years.” Read more »


Fiber optic cable in Cuba shows signs of activity but no improvement in Internet access, says Yoani Sánchez

Despite the first signs of activity from a massive fiber optic cable connecting Cuba and Venezuela three weeks ago, there appears to be little improvement in Internet access on the island, according to a report from Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on the Committee to Protect Journalists' website.  Read more »


After five-year struggle, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez obtains passport

Yoani Sánchez shared a picture of her new passport on Twitter.

Blogger Yoani Sánchez arrested shortly after IAPA names her VP for freedom of expression in Cuba

Update: Sánchez was released on Thursday evening. "I walk the streets of Havana again after being detained for several hours. I'm fine! Thank you for the support!" Sánchez wrote on her Twitter account.


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