The anti-censorship website from Reporters Without Borders, We Fight Censorship, recently highlighted the case of Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who was jailed in September, 2012, by authorities after he published a series of articles about a health crisis on the island. The website published the articles that led to his arrest and two telephone conversations offering a rare look into the prison's harsh conditions from the inside. Read more »
A Cuban journalist in prison is the only one from Latin America that appears in the Committee to Protect Journalists' list of journalists incarcerated in 2012. Read more »
Reporter Without Borders launched on Tuesday a new website that will publish material that has been “censored or banned or has given rise to reprisals against its creator,” the organization said. Read more »
Cuban journalist sentenced to 14 years in prison for alleged spying is the latest in a wave of detentions
The number of jailed journalists in Cuba has gone up since 2011, when the island disappeared from the Committee to Protect Journalists' census of incarcerated journalists. Read more »
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 and her husband Reinaldo Escobar were arrested on Thursday Oct. 4, Europa Press reported. Read more »
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 »
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 »