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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.


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez is released after 30 hours of illegal arrest


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was released on Friday Oct. 5, after being detained for 30 hours, according to the Los Angeles Times and the blogger on her Twitter account. Read more »


In freedom of online speech, U.S. and Cuba at opposite extremes: Freedom House report

The United States and Cuba are at opposite extremes of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2012 report. According to the New York-based organization, the United States was ranked the second most “free” country in the world for online expression, while Cuba was listed as the second to worst.

Freedom House ranked 47 countries as "free," "partly free," or "not free" for its 2012 report, which surveyed six countries in the Americas -- Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the U.S. Read more »


Independent journalist in Cuba faces three years in prison for "insulting" president


An independent journalist in Cuba could face three years in prison for insulting the island's leader, President Raúl Castro, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Police arrested Hablemos Press journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez on Sept. 16, and he remains under detention, reported the Cuban independent news agency. Read more »


Cuba accuses U.S. of paying journalists to influence jury in 2001 trial against five agents accused of espionage


The Cuban government accused the U.S. of paying millions of dollars to Florida journalists to make a defamation campaign against five Cuban agents jailed for life in 2001 on espionage charges, according to the news agency EFE. Read more »


Cuban exiles light fireworks to protest Internet censorship


A group of exiled Cuban activists in the United States is planning a fireworks display off Cuba's coast to demand Internet access and freedom of expression on the island on Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the EFE news agency. Read more »


Two Cuban journalists arrested during activist Oswaldo Payá's funeral


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez reported through her Twitter account that seven people, among them journalists and dissidents, were arrested during the funeral of activist Oswaldo Payá on Tuesday, July 24. Read more »



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