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Cuban journalist has been surrounded at her home by state security agents for a month

"CiberCuba reporter and political activist Iliana Hernández condemned the illegal house arrest that the Cuban authorities have imposed on her for more than a month, and the systematic violation of her right to free movement, preventing her from leaving her home. On her Facebook account, Hernández urged citizens to defend the rights that the regime […]

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Cuba: Children attacked because their parents are independent journalists

"Sympathizers of the Cuban regime have verbally and physically assaulted the minor children of Martha Liset Sánchez and Alberto Corzo, who are journalists from the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and Press (ICLEP, for its acronym in Spanish), and also run the community media outlet Cocodrillo Callejero. The complaint was published on the ICLEP […]

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Cuban regime prohibits journalist Karla María Pérez González from entering the island

"Journalist Karla María Pérez González, who was expelled from the journalism degree at the Central University of Las Villas in 2017, was prevented from traveling to Cuba this Thursday [March 18] by the immigration authorities of the Cuban regime. [...] This is the first time that Pérez González has tried to return to the island, […]

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Six journalists from the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press are detained and threatened in Santa Clara

"On Monday [March 15], the repressive organs of the regime in Santa Clara raided the headquarters and confiscated the working equipment of the small newspaper 'Páginas Villareñas,' belonging to the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP, for its acronym in Spanish), based in Miami. [...] Reporters Leticia Torres, Raíza López, Yoandy […]

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IACHR grants precautionary measures in favor of Cuban journalist Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces

"On March 9, 2021, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued Resolution 24/21, by which it granted precautionary measures of protection in favor of Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, after considering that, in the framework of his work as an independent journalist, he is in a serious and urgent situation of risk of irreparable […]

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Staff of Cuban press freedom group ICLEP lose internet service, fear targeted disruption

"Since February 24, dozens of employees of ICLEP, a Cuban press freedom organization that also publishes seven free newspapers in the country, have been unable to connect to the internet on their mobile phones, according to press reports and Normando Hernández, ICLEP’s general manager, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app. At least 42 journalists […]

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Cuban internet access cut amid free expression protest; journalist harassed

"On Jan. 27, starting at around 3:30 p.m. internet access was shut down on the island for approximately two hours, according to news reports and several local journalists posting on Twitter. To get around the shutdown, journalists use VPNs, according to one local reporter who spoke to CPJ via messaging app on the condition of anonymity, citing security concerns. The shutdown […]

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State security agents detain Cuban journalist during live broadcast

"Independent CubaNet journalist Camila Acosta was detained by the Cuban political police on Wednesday morning [Jan. 27], in Havana, while she was broadcasting live via Facebook. Acosta was preparing to participate in a congregation called by the 27N, 'two months after the historical events,' in a place in the capital that the members have not […]

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Cuban journalists were victims of 234 acts of repression in 2020, according to APLP

"Journalists were victims of 234 acts of repression, 80 more than the year before. [...] The maneuvers of the Political Police against independent journalists were carried out in ten provinces and included different types of attacks: arrests, interrogations, house raids, application of Decree 370, physical aggression, threats of different characteristics, defamation in official media, evictions, […]

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'Wave of arrests' of journalists, human rights defenders and dissident artists reported in Cuba

“In the last 48 hours, agents of the State Security of the Ministry of the Interior of Cuba (Minint), a feared apparatus that acts as political police of the communist regime of Havana, unleashed a wave of arrests of opponents and human rights activists, sources of Cuban dissidence denounced today. The arrests were recorded as […]