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Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government andindependent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work

Whether covering an ice cream company or a hurricane, Government and independent journalists encounter the same obstruction of their work OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 27 de Octubre de 2016 – 10:59 CEST. The arbitrary arrest of a group of Cuban journalists on October 12 while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in […] Continue reading

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS

CUBA’S ‘BLACK SPRING’ STILL HAUNTS JOURNALISTS David Soler 8 February 2016 Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam Hussein’s government. Meanwhile just 90 miles from U.S. shores, […] Continue reading

Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers

Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By ARMANDO VALLADARES Aug. 20, 2015 7:23 p.m. ET All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s […] Continue reading

It’s time for Kerry to engage with Cuban dissidents

It’s time for Kerry to engage with Cuban dissidents BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com If Secretary of State John Kerry is serious when he claims that the Obama Administration will keep pressing for democracy and human rights in Cuba, this is the least he should do: invite Cuban dissidents to the flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. […] Continue reading

The Castros’ New Friend

The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

The Cuban Spring

Vanessa Garcia – Multimedia Writer The Cuban Spring Posted: 04/23/2013 4:14 pm As someone who writes about ABCs (American Born Cubans), Cuba, and Cuban-Americans, people often ask me the following question: “If it’s so bad in Cuba, why don’t Cubans revolt?” Why don’t the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift [...] Continue reading

Bill Nelson: U.N. must investigate Oswaldo Payá’s death

Posted on Sunday, 03.24.13 Bill Nelson: U.N. must investigate Oswaldo Payá's death BY BILL NELSON billnelson.senate.gov Like so many of her followers, we've been watching Yoani Sánchez's international speaking tour. Just this month, the well-known Cuban opposition blogger came at my invitation to our nation's capital, where, in a rare appearance, she shared her views [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Black Spring remembered

Posted on Thursday, 03.21.13 Cuba's Black Spring remembered By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com Ten years ago this week, Cuba cracked down on independent journalists, librarians and other opposition leaders. Many of the 75 Cubans locked up during Cuba's Black Spring belonged to the Christian Liberation Movement, a group formed by Oswaldo Payá to collect [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents call for ‘transparent’ investigation of Oswaldo Payá’s death

Posted on Monday, 07.23.12 Cuban dissidents call for 'transparent' investigation of Oswaldo Payá's death The well-respected dissident and Harold Cepero Escalante, also a dissident, died in a car crash Sunday in eastern Cuba. Payá's daughter has questioned whether the crash was an accident. By MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The Christian Liberation Movement founded by human rights [...] Continue reading

Oswaldo Payá, well-known Cuban dissident, killed in car accident on the island

Posted on Monday, 07.23.12 Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas | 1952-2012 Oswaldo Payá, well-known Cuban dissident, killed in car accident on the island Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas was known as a crusader for human rights in Cuba. BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com MiamiHerald.com/cuba Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas , one of the most respected names in the Cuban dissident movement and [...] Continue reading

US hails Cuba releases, but rights still ‘poor’

US hails Cuba releases, but rights still 'poor'(AFP) WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday that human rights conditions under Cuba's communist regime remain "poor" despite Havana's recent release of the last members of a group of dissidents detained eight years ago. "We welcome the release of the last of the 75 peaceful Cuban activists [...] Continue reading

Cuba's freed dissidents vow to fight on

16 July 2010 Last updated at 12:19 GMT
Cuba's freed dissidents vow to fight on
By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Madrid

They began by making the "L" sign for liberty and the "V" sign for
victory with their fingers.

The six independent journalists from Cuba gathered at a news conference
in Madrid were among the first… Continue reading

Pro-government crowd pursues Cuban rights marchers

Posted on Wednesday, 12.09.09
Pro-government crowd pursues Cuban rights marchers
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Hundreds of government supporters shouted insults and
pro-Castro slogans at about 50 wives, mothers and other female relatives
of Cuban political prisoners as they marched Wednesday through a crowded
Havana neighborhood in the name of human rights.

There… Continue reading

Freedom on the Net – Cuba

Cuba
Freedom on the Net

Status: Not Free
Obstacles to Access: 25 (0–25)
Limits on Content: 32 (0–35)
Violations of User Rights: 33 (0–40)
Total Score: 90 (0–100)
Population: 11.2 million
Internet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percent
Internet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note:
includes users with access only to intranet)
Mobile… Continue reading

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