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Topic “Cuba”

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: is the first data journalism project on the island 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 »

Cuban authorities detain 10 journalists covering effects of Hurricane Matthew

Update: In an editorial published on Oct. 16, the team at Cuban journalism site Periodismo de Barrio offered details about their detentions on Oct. 11 and 12 in the eastern province of Guantánamo where they had gone to cover the effects of Hurricane Matthew. They also addressed some criticisms of their work. Read more »

Cuba allows more space for criticism in journalism, but restrictions slow press freedom progress, says CPJ report

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a special report surveying the changing media landscape in Cuba and the obstacles still standing in the way of press freedom.

The organization published the report, “Connecting Cuba: More space for criticism but restrictions slow press freedom progress,” in Spanish and English on Sept. 28. Read more »

With short stories and artistic illustrations, a 1-year old Cuban online magazine innovates to cover water problems

Almost one year after its official launch, Cuban digital magazine Periodismo de Barrio decided to use the month of August, a time when Cubans traditionally take vacations, to publish an innovative project that explored a major natural resource through short stories and original illustrations. Read more »

SPECIAL REPORT: New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond the official and opposition media

By Daniel Wizenberg (*)


Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. Read more »


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