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Cuba: Independent journalist resigns due to State Security harassment

"Independent journalist Nelson Julio Álvarez Mairata resigned on Aug. 8th from his work in Cuba as a result of the harassment by State Security of which he has been a victim in recent years. 'A few minutes ago I submitted my resignation to CubaNet Noticias, after suffering harassment, intimidation, and threats from State Security for […]

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Cuba sentences journalist Yuri Valle Roca to 5 years in prison

"Cuban journalist and activist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca - detained since June 2021 - was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the crimes of 'enemy propaganda of a continued nature,' independent news outlets from the island reported on Aug. 29. Valle Roca was sentenced along with three other dissidents who received joint seven-year sentences […]

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Cuba: Independent journalist abandons profession due to State Security pressure

"Cuban independent journalist Cynthia de la Cantera announced this Sunday [July 24] on Facebook that she was forced to abandon her profession due to pressure from that country's State Security apparatus. De la Cantera said that she has publicly denounced the harassment that the repressive bodies have kept on her and her partner during the […]

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Cuban journalist Jiménez Enoa wins International Press Freedom Award

"Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa has been recognized with the International Press Freedom Award, given annually by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).  [...] The prestigious organization says Jiménez is 'a prominent and outspoken voice within Cuba's media community, providing fresh perspectives on the challenges for independent journalists and reporting on issues rarely covered by […]

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Cuban authorities detain dissidents and journalists on 11J protest anniversary

"Activists, opponents and independent journalists have been besieged in their homes or detained in Cuba in the last hours on the first anniversary of 11J, the largest anti-government protest in decades. Some of them have denounced their situation on social media, in other cases, it has been NGOs that have made their cases public. News […]

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Cuban police detain journalist Henry Constantín

"'You don't know the bunch of pesos they pay me to go after people like you,' an official of the Cuban regime said Thursday, June 30, to journalist Henry Constantine, director of the independent media La Hora de Cuba. Constantine was detained 60 meters from his home in Camagüey, Cuba, by a State Security agent who […]

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U.S. journalist Anthony DePalma expelled from Cuba after being detained at Havana airport

"American journalist Anthony DePalma, former international correspondent of The New York Times and a recognized authority on Latin American issues, was detained upon his arrival in Havana on June 8th on a flight from the United States and expelled by Cuban authorities after police interrogation. [...] 'I can't say that the uniformed agents were aggressive, but […]

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Independent Cuban journalist Pedro Luis Hernández freed

"Independent Cuban journalist Pedro Luis Hernández is at home safe and sound, after the political police in Havana deported him to the province of Sancti Spíritus, where he lives with his wife and prevented him from carrying out his work, according to what the also training director of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression […]

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Legal proceedings against Cuban journalist Camila Acosta closed

"The political police fined and closed the precautionary measure of house arrest against independent Cuban journalist Camila Acosta. She remained [in house arrest] for ten months pending trial, due to her participation as a reporter in the anti-government demonstrations of last July 11, in Havana. (...) 'Accepting this fine means that, without even being able […]