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Topic “Cuba”

Judicial case against three independent Cuban journalists has been provisionally archived

Cuban authorities provisionally shelved the case for the crime of "encroachment of legal capacity" against three journalists from the independent journalism site La Hora de Cuba, Henry Constantín Ferreiro, director of said media, reported on Facebook. Read more »


Cuban online magazine El Estornudo reports it is blocked on the island

Cuban online magazine El Estornudo said the Cuban government has blocked access to the site, one of the main digital media outlets of an emerging independent journalism scene on the island. Read more »


Executive director of Cuban press freedom organization goes missing amid threats against independent journalists

Raúl Velázquez, Cuban executive director of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and of the Press (ICLEP, for its initials in Spanish), has been missing for six days. Read more »


Cuba’s 14ymedio seeks greater independence and engagement with new membership model


By Chelsea Moreno*

Cuban digital media site 14ymedio is betting on a new membership program for readers to ensure its independence and increase engagement.

“We wanted to use the membership as an opportunity to have more conversations with our members and we wanted to do it in a way that allows us to preserve our independence as an outlet,” Alejandro González, who leads development and innovation efforts at the media outlet, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Cuban journalist arrested, accused of enemy propaganda is free of charges

Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro was declared free of charges after being accused of enemy propaganda and being held for almost two days. Read more »


Latin American journalists among winners of the King of Spain Awards

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay were among the winners of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards on Jan. 24 in its 34th edition, news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Detentions of journalists increase in Latin America and the rest of the world, according to expert reports

Currently, at least 250 journalists worldwide have been detained in relation to their reporting work, according to recent reports by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and international nonprofit Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

In Latin America, CPJ reported that four journalists in Cuba (2), Panama (1) and Venezuela (1) have been jailed. In comparison, this organization did not record any imprisonments in the Latin American region in its 2015 statistics. Read more »


Data journalism reaches Cuba: PostData.club is the first data journalism project on the island

Postdata.club is a new website for data journalism was recently launched in Cuba by an interdisciplinary team of five members whose objective is to make it easier to understand information of public interest that is based on data. Read more »


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