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Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca has been detained for more than 100 days

"Journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, from the digital media outlet Delibera.org, has been detained for more than 100 days, with kidney problems and without adequate medical assistance, awaiting trial in the Combinado del Este Penitentiary center in Havana since June 15, 2021. Despite the fact that his wife requested a habeas corpus appeal on June […]

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IAPA announces the winners of the Grand Prize for Press Freedom 2021

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom 2021 to media executive Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, from Nicaragua; and the journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro, from Cuba. Upon substantiating its decision, the IAPA extended the award to independent journalists from both countries who this year, 'one of the darkest periods,' have […]

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Cuban journalist Camila Acosta besieged by state security for two months

“Independent journalist Camila Acosta, who is under State Security surveillance, showed on her social networks photos and videos of the agents trying to hide behind a tree in front of her house, so as not to be seen while checking the movements of the young woman. Acosta pointed out that on Sept.16 she will complete […]

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Cuba passes regulations criminalizing online content, further restricting internet access

“On August 17, the Cuban government enacted new regulations that criminalize the sharing of ‘false’ and ‘offensive’ information online, and grant authorities expanded powers to restrict online speech, according to the text of the regulations and press reports. [...] The director of cybersecurity for the Cuban Ministry of Communications, Pablo Domínguez Vásquez, said in a press conference that […]

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Journalist Camila Acosta speaks from house arrest about covering Cuba’s historic protests

“'I am not free, but at least I am out of the dungeons,' Camila Acosta told CPJ via messaging app after her release to house arrest on July 16 following a four-day detention for covering the recent protests in Cuba. Acosta, who is based in Havana, covered protests on July 11 for the Cuban independent […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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Cuban regime represses international press during demonstrations

"The repressive forces of the Cuban regime, in their eagerness to contain the popular demonstrations that take place in about thirty localities, also charge against reporters and photographers from the international press. Associated Press (AP) photojournalist Ramón Espinosa was one of the most affected. An image of Adalberto Roque, from AFP, shows him with a […]

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Family fears for life of Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca

"The life of independent journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca is in danger. Since the 15th of this month, he has been held incommunicado and under investigation in the headquarters of the political police known as Villa Marista, in Havana, where it is presumed he is being tortured and is on hunger strike. Valle Roca was […]

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ICLEP reports Cuban journalist Mary Karla Ares is being tortured in detention

“In the last three days, journalist [Mary Karla Ares from ICLEP] has been subjected to intense interrogation every five and ten minutes throughout the night with every intention of torturing her, preventing her from sleeping. 'Mary Karla is being subjected to psychological torture, they told me that they take her out every five minutes, every […]