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Cuban journalist has been on hunger strike for one week

"Cuban journalist Carlos Michael Morales Rodríguez has been on a hunger strike for one week, detained in the Provincial Investigation Center of Villa Clara under accusations of attacks and disobedience. The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH, for its acronym in Spanish) launched this Thursday [May 16] an alert for the life of the former […]

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Cuban journalists and activists demand 'immediate' release of José Luis Tan Estrada

“Nineteen Cuban journalists, activists and activist artists launched a petition this Monday [April 29] on change.org that was addressed to the global community and colleagues. In it, they demand the ‘immediate' release of Cuban independent reporter José Luis Tan Estrada. Tan Estrada was detained on April 28. He is currently being held at the headquarters […]

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Cuban journalist Camila Acosta detained and sent back to Havana while traveling to interview relatives of political prisoners

"Independent journalist Camila Acosta was detained Sunday [April 21] in [the Cuban municipality of] Cárdenas, [Matanzas province], on orders from State Security when she was on her way to visit relatives of political prisoners, according to CubaNet, the media outlet where the she works. Acosta was held at a police station in Cárdenas for an […]

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Article 19 publishes report, ‘Cuba: resistance to censorship’

“The report 'Cuba: resistance to censorship' by ARTICLE 19 seeks to account for the state of freedom of expression in the year 2023 and those rights associated with it, demonstration, information and assembly, taking into account both the action of State as well as that of journalists, activists and citizens in general, in the midst […]

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Cuban Institute for Freedoms of Expression and Press is victim of cyber attack

"The Cuban Institute for Freedoms of Expression and Press (ICLEP, by its acronym in Spanish) denounced a cyber attack on its website, which occurred on Wednesday [Feb. 14]. […] The non-profit, founded in 2012, reported that the perpetrators managed to breach the server's security protocol, infiltrate files, change the configuration and supplant the website with […]

Cuba: Independent journalist threatened by State Security again

"Cuban independent journalist José Luis Tan Estrada denounced on his social networks that he was threatened and deprived of internet access for more than 24 hours by a State Security agent in Camagüey [central-eastern Cuba]. According to his account, it happened on Sun, Dec. 10 - International Human Rights Day, which was marked by repression […]

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Projects from Argentina, Brazil and Cuba are recognized with the Roche Health Journalism Award 2023

"Media outlets from Argentina, Brazil and Cuba were awarded during the 11th edition of the Roche Health Journalism Award in the categories of written journalism, audiovisual journalism and daily coverage. The awards were delivered in Panama City [on Nov. 16, 2023]. […] 'Partos rotos' [Broken births], published by partoscuba.info from Cuba, which describes obstetric violence […]

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Cuba: Journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca's health deteriorates in prison

"The health of independent journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, a political prisoner of the Havana regime, has deteriorated dangerously in prison, denounced his wife, Eralidis Frómeta. 'They are letting him die, his situation is dire to the level that a fatal outcome may happen in the Combinado del Este prison, in Havana,' said the woman […]

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Cuban journalist Henry Constantín released without charge after being detained during G77+China summit

"Independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro announced on his social media accounts that he was released on Tuesday [Sept. 19], after five days in the El Vivac detention center in Havana. The journalist from Camagüey was detained in the Cuban capital last Friday, on the occasion of the G77+China Summit, which gathered in that city numerous […]

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Independent journalists are arrested and interrogated at G77+China Summit in Cuba

"Independent digital magazine La Hora de Cuba denounced the arrest of its editor, Henry Constantin Ferreiro, who was intercepted by State Security in Havana in the midst of the G77+China Summit, while another journalist was summoned for questioning on Sunday [Sept. 17] at a police station in [the municipality of] Marianao. 'Henry [Ferreiro] is currently […]