Cuba

2009

Reports   |   Azerbaijan, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen

CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

Demonstrators demand the release of documentary filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, jailed in China after interviewing Tibetans. (AFP)

New York, December 8, 2009—Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ found a total of 136 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of 11 from the 2008 tally. (Read detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist.) A massive crackdown in Iran, where 23 journalists are now in jail, fueled the worldwide increase.

Blog   |   Cuba, USA

Obama responses stun Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez

Yoani Sánchez at home in Cuba. (Reuters)

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was astounded this week by President Barack Obama's decision to respond a written questionnaire Sánchez submitted to the White House. Still recovering from bruises left by a recent vicious attack by state security agents, she told CPJ from her home in Havana: "This is the best way to get better." 

November 19, 2009 5:01 PM ET

Tags:

Statements   |   Cuba

CPJ condemns assault, harassment of Cuban bloggers

We issued the following statement in response to reports that Cuban bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Claudia Cadelo, and Omar Luís Pardo Lazo were detained, assaulted and harassed by state security agents on their way to a peaceful march in Havana. Details of the incident were published on the Web site of Global Voices

November 8, 2009 11:21 AM ET

Tags:

Blog   |   Burma, Canada, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, UAE, USA

Toronto’s Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors

A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and companies that restrict what we see and hear on the Internet. They are also trying to help online journalists and bloggers slip the shackles of censorship and surveillance. Deibert is a co-founder of the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), a project of the Citizen Lab in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. ONI tracks the blocking and filtering of the Internet around the globe.

November 2, 2009 3:29 PM ET

Tags:

Blog   |   Cuba

From a park bench in Havana, Cuban blogger honored in NY

Yoani Sánchez at home in Cuba. (Reuters)

Last night’s scenario was breathtaking: a circular hall with high ceilings, marble columns, tables draped with heavy tablecloths and soft bouquets, and journalism personalities elegant in cocktail dresses and tuxedos. And poised behind a wood podium, a black screen silently reminding all those present of who was not there.

October 15, 2009 4:33 PM ET

Tags:

Blog   |   Cuba

To blog in Cuba: defying hazards, enjoying freedom

Luis CinoI share with my fellow Cuban independent journalists the drunkenness of writing freely under a totalitarian dictatorship; of experiencing the catharsis of denouncing the regime’s violations; of feeling useful to my people knowing that, in the long run, what I write will contribute to a better future.

September 10, 2009 12:06 AM ET

Tags:

Blog   |   Cuba

The alternative Cuban blogosphere

At the end of the 1990s, Cuban dissidents sought out different media to disseminate the reality of the island. Reports on violations by a government that proclaims itself a human rights’ defender begin to circulate around the world, damaging the image that the socialist state wants to project to the rest of the world. This is how a movement of independent journalists is born on the island.

September 10, 2009 12:04 AM ET

Tags:

Reports   |   Cuba

Special Report: Chronicling Cuba, bloggers offer fresh hope

A vibrant, independent blogging culture is emerging in Cuba, of all places. Numerous journalistic blogs are exploring important social and economic issues. Will the regime crack down, or is a new era dawning? By Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Tags:

Reports   |   Cuba, Multimedia

Video Report: Cuban Bloggers



In this video report, CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro join with Cuban blogger Laritza Diversant in explaining the roots of Cuban blogging and the major obstacles these journalists overcome. (5:32) 

Read the special report, “Chroncling Cuba, Bloggers Offer Fresh Hope.”
September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Tags:

2009

Pages: 1 2 3 or all
Next Page »
« 2008 | 2010 »