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Topic “Cuba”

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 »


Jailed Cuban journalist denounces lack of medical attention after series of high fevers


The jailed Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez reported he has suffered from a series of high fevers since Jan. 2 and hasn't received medical attention as of Jan. Read more »


Jailed Cuban journalist describes conditions in Havana prison as "uninhabitable"

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 »


RSF launches new anti-censorship website, features short-lived independent Cuban magazine

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 »


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