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New Cuban Penal Code seeks to stifle social protest and independent journalism, experts say

"The new Penal Code of Cuba, approved this Sunday, May 15, in the National Assembly, has raised criticism from the beginning from dissidents and activists, who denounce that it will suffocate social protests and independent journalism. […] What is most worrying, the experts say, are the new criminal types for public disorder and against State […]

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Five independent journalism voices that have shaken Cuba

“On May 3, World Press Freedom Day was celebrated, which in Cuba means a lot. In a country where press freedom is rare and access to independent media is restricted, these five journalists have impacted the Cuban media scene with their distinct and independent perspectives.” Read the original story (in Spanish)

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The press is experiencing a 'disheartening panorama' in Latin America, warns IAPA

“The right to freedom of the press is experiencing an extremely delicate moment in countries such as Nicaragua, Venezuela, El Salvador, Cuba or Mexico, black spots on a continent in which 24 journalists have died in the last 12 months, Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) officials said on Tuesday, April 19. In his speech at the […]

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Cuba: Political police interrogate and threaten journalist Anay Remón with taking her to prison

"Independent journalist Anay Remón García was questioned and threatened this Thursday afternoon, April 8, by two political police agents. During her interrogation, in the Zanja police unit, belonging to the municipality of Centro Habana, regime officials threaten to put her in jail because of her collaboration with the unofficial media outlet CubaNet. 'In short, what […]

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Cuba restores accreditations to EFE journalists

"Cuban authorities restored on Monday, Feb. 21 the accreditations of three journalists from the EFE agency team in Cuba, withdrawn in November 2021. This is a decisive step towards the normalization of the journalistic activity of the Spanish agency on the island. The International Press Center (CPI) took this step after a meeting in Havana […]

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Spanish news agency EFE evaluates closing its headquarters in Cuba

"The president of EFE, Gabriela Cañas, lamented this Jan. 12 that the Cuban government seems to be 'kicking out' this media outlet by withdrawing accreditation from its journalists in Havana. Cañas warned that the Spanish news agency is beginning to consider whether to stay on the island. Cañas made these statements when speaking at a […]

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El Salvador lets in two Cuban journalists who were critical of the regime and were forced to leave the island

"Two Cuban journalists who remained stranded for more than 30 hours at the San Salvador International Airport have been admitted to the Central American country by the government of President Nayib Bukele, after the regime of Daniel Ortega, an ally of Havana, rejected their entry to Nicaragua. Independent reporters Esteban Rodríguez and Héctor Luis Valdés […]

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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 […]