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Cuba sees increase of 124% in violations against press freedom in January and journalists anticipate trend of greater repression

In part, the skyrocketing of the cases can be attributed to the suppression of a demonstration on Jan. 27, but journalists and organizations in the country believe that attacks on the press are part of a broader escalation of aggressions

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Detentions, evictions and phones broken by the police are a constant for Cuban journalist Camila Acosta

Cuban journalist Camila Acosta has had to move 10 times, between March and October, replace her cell phone three times and has been detained up to four times.

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Latin American journalism joins global conversation on racism and diversity in newsrooms

In recent months, headlines in media outlets from Cuba to Brazil highlight the murders of Black and Indigenous men and youth, placing them in the context of a notorious case that had global repercussions.

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Latin American journalists suffered 630 attacks during the first half of 2020

Between January and June of 2020, Voces del Sur, a Latin American initiative, registered 630 aggressions against the press in the region. These went on the rise or worsened after governments issued a health emergency.

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Cuban government imposes more limitations on independent journalism by censoring content on social networks during pandemic

Since the new coronavirus arrived in Cuba, independent journalism has had to face the increasingly common fines of Decree 370, which penalizes the opinions of Cubans posted on social networks and digital platforms.

Yariel Valdés González in Miami after being released. Photo: Facebook

Cuban journalist who received asylum in U.S. is released from detention center after ICE loses appeal

On March 4, Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González (29) was released after spending almost 12 months in different detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Independent Cuban journalists resist despite increased arbitrary detentions on the island and restrictions from traveling abroad

During 2019, there were more than three thousand arbitrary detentions in Cuba, several of these affecting dozens of independent journalists, activists and political opponents, according to a recent report by the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH).

Journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. (Courtesy)

Cuban journalist released to continue his asylum process in the US after spending seven months in ICE detention center

Thanks to $10,000 in bail paid with the help of his friends in Florida, Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja was released on parole to continue his asylum process in the United States.

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Nicaragua among countries globally that have had most damage to freedom of expression in recent years, according to Article 19

Amid the global decline in freedom of expression, Nicaragua is one of the countries that has sustained the greatest damage to freedom of expression, while Cuba “leads in regional race to the bottom” in the Americas.