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Cuban journalist freed after six months in prison

Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias. Photo: Hablemos Press.

IPI demands release of Cuban reporter jailed for six months without charges

Source: IPI

The International Press Institute, IPI, demanded the immediate release of Cuban journalist Calixto Martínez who was arrested for insulting authorities, according to a press released from the organization.  Read more »


Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez vows to start independent news outlet in Cuba

Yoani Sánchez presenting at IAPA's 2013 Mid-Year Meeting in Puebla, Mexico. Source: Síntesis

Cuban journalist begins second hunger strike


By Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez*

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Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias. Photo: Hablemos Press. Read more »


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez greeted with protests in Brazil

After winning a five-year battle for the right to travel outside Cuba, blogger Yoani Sánchez was met by protestors when she deplaned after arriving at her first international destination, Brazil. Read more »


Cuban journalist jailed after photographing inspectors, declares hunger strike


Cuban news agency Hablemos Press reported the arrest of independent journalist Héctor Julio Cedeño on Feb. 5, for allegedly attacking a police officer in Havana, the capital. 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.

"Deceptive progress" in the Americas, says RSF in press freedom report

Mexico and Cuba were the worst places for journalists in the Americas, tensions between the government and privately-owned media continued to escalate in Ecuador and Argentina, and Canada lost its position as press freedom leader in the continent, according to the Read more »


Cuban customs agents seize Venezuelan newspaper critical of Chávez and Castro


An anarchist collective claimed that Cuban customs officials confiscated a mail package containing samples of a Venezuelan newspaper, according to the website Havana Times.  Read more »


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