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'There is no possible way to leave us voiceless,' Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa said upon receiving the 2022 CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award

"Independent reporter Abraham Jiménez Enoa received on Thu. Nov. 17 the International Press Freedom Award granted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The Cuban journalist, the only Latin American nominated this year, dedicated the award to his colleagues Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca and Jorge Bello Domínguez, currently imprisoned on the island, during his thank […]

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Cuba: Imprisoned journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca is in critical condition, his wife said

"Independent journalist and political prisoner Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca was admitted to the Combinado del Este hospital, in Havana, due to his serious health condition. [...] [His wife Eralidis] Frómeta visited him a few days earlier in prison and said the journalist had 'something similar to tumors' in his head, with a secretion discharge. 'We […]

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El Toque journalists tell stories about Cuba from abroad

"Following the massive resignation of its entire team in Cuba after pressure from the Cuban government, El Toque reinvented itself to continue reflecting the reality of the island. They have used a multimedia journalistic approach and remain close to the concerns of ordinary Cubans, even if from thousands of miles away. Doing truthful and objective […]

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Cuba: Humor supplement of El Toque closes due to director's resignation

"Cuban cartoonist Wimar Verdecia, director of the graphic humor supplement Xel2, of the independent news outlet El Toque, resigned from his job due to pressure and blackmail exerted by the Cuban political police, which resulted in the closure of the publication. With this decision, cartoonists Ramsés Morales Izquierdo, Fabián Sotolongo, Brady Izquierdo, Alen Lauzán, Mary […]

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Cuba: Article 19 alerts about the escalation of repression to journalism, after forced resignations of journalists

"ARTICLE 19 expresses its concern and alert about the intensification of the repressive scenario that has arisen in recent months against journalists [in Cuba], by forcing them to publicly resign their jobs in exchange for not being imprisoned. So far we know of the resignations of Cynthia de la Cantera of the digital news outlet […]

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Cuba: Another journalist from news outlet El Toque resigns due to State Security harassment

Another young Cuban independent journalist, Meilin Puertas Borrero, decided to resign from her job at the news outlet elToque, due to harassment by the Cuban State Security. "Today, with a lump in my throat, I make public my resignation from El Toque, the news outlet where in recent times I grew as a journalist and […]

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Cuban government prevents journalists from participating in event in Argentina

"This Thurs., Aug. 25, 2022, authorities from the Ministry of the Interior prevented six young journalists from elTOQUE from boarding Aerolíneas Argentinas flight AR1327, bound for Buenos Aires, at Havana's José Martí International Airport. The journalists were to participate in Media Party, the most important media innovation conference in Latin America. For three days, from […]

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Espionage operation against Cuban officials in Colombia included journalists, Revista Raya revealed

"Journalistic revelations published by Raya Magazine warn of a case of espionage that directly or indirectly affected Colombian and foreign journalists. According to the investigation, agents of the Colombian State traced contacts of the Cuban political attaché Joel Marrero Enríquez, who according to the Colombian government was carrying out espionage activities. As a result of this […]

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NGO records 140 press freedom violations in Cuba in July

"The Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and Press (Iclep, by its Spanish acronym) recorded in July 140 events on the island that it considers violations of press freedom, the highest monthly figure so far in 2022. According to a press release from this Cuba-based NGO, in the year as a whole it has recorded […]

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Central America and its 'anti-media rhetoric,' a hostile land for press freedom

"Central America has never been known for its commitment to freedom of the press, but in recent months there have been more and more cases of imprisonment of journalists, illegal raids on newsrooms or the closure of radio stations that are a nuisance to the authorities. France 24 spoke to two heavyweights in the defense […]