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Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom

Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […] Continue reading

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] Continue reading

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba

The IAPA Does Not See Progress In Press Freedom In Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on October 3, 2015 14ymedio, 2 October 2015 — Within a few hours of the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), scheduled between 2 and 6 October in Charleston (South Carolina), regional reports from […] Continue reading

On Cuban Political Prisoners

On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading

Cardinal Ortega – You Are a Prisoner of Conscience

Cardinal Ortega: You Are a Prisoner of Conscience Posted on April 30, 2015 “The Editor”, 4 April 2015 — But you are not one of those worthy men who serve a prison sentence in Cuba for raising his voice against the abuses of the dictator. You are a prisoner of conscience, because your conscience is […] Continue reading

RWB Exhorts Cuban Authorities to Clarify Angel Santiesteban-Prats’ Situation

RWB Exhorts Cuban Authorities to Clarify Angel Santiesteban-Prats’ Situation Posted on August 12, 2014 Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from the jail at San Miguel del Padron on July 21, 2014. Authorities at first said that he had escaped; nevertheless, ten days later his daughter managed to speak […] Continue reading

A Light on My Path

A Light on My Path / Angel Santiesteban Posted on May 25, 2014 I Raise My Glass to Freedom Day I must confess that when they seized Raul Rivero in the Black Spring, and he was part of “The Group of 75″ that was seeking political change in Cuba, at that time I had no […] Continue reading

Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed

Posted on Thursday, 04.17.14 Group says jailed Cuban journalist should be freed Report says the reporter was jailed because she wrote about alleged police abuse. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban authorities should immediately free a journalist jailed for reporting on a case of alleged police abuse involving a man bitten by a police dog, […] Continue reading

Haunted by cancer after Cuba’s Black Spring

Haunted by cancer after Cuba's Black Spring By Alfredo Felipe Fuentes/ CPJ Guest Blogger As the world welcomes celebrated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on her first international tour in a decade, we must also remember journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who continues to be confined not only to the island nation, but to a prison [...] Continue reading

The Solitude of the Desert

The Solitude of the Desert / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Translator's note: This blog post does NOT relate to Angel's most recent arrest this week. It relates to a series of criminal charges the regime fabricated against him in order to be able to imprison him as a "criminal" rather than as a [...] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike

Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike Published September 19, 2012 Fox News Latino A longtime Cuban dissident and her followers have abandoned a hunger strike on its eighth day after receiving word the government will meet their main demand. Martha Beatriz Roque called off the strike when told the government would free little [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike

Posted on Monday, 09.17.12 Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — A prominent Cuban dissident completed her first week on a hunger strike with supporters saying her condition is worsening each day and they fear she might die. Pro-government bloggers, meanwhile, denounced the strike as a sham. [...] Continue reading

Human rights activists say 1,158 Cubans detained to keep them away from papal events

Posted on Tuesday, 04.17.12 Human rights activists say 1,158 Cubans detained to keep them awayfrom papal eventsBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban police carried out 1,158 political detentions in March — mostlyto keep dissidents away from Pope Benedict XVI — the most since themass roundups during the Bay of Pigs invasion five decades ago, ahuman rights [...] Continue reading
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