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


Letters   |   Cuba

CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in Cuba

Dear Sirs: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you, as the president of the European Council and President of the European Commission, to take concrete steps to ensure that Cuba complies with the 2008 EU human rights conditions by immediately releasing the 22 journalists currently jailed and by granting freedom of expression and information to all Cubans.

Alerts   |   Cuba

Cuban journalist sentenced to three years in prison

New York, May 14, 2009--A Cuban independent journalist was sentenced during a summary trial on Tuesday to three years in prison on charges of "disrespect," journalists in Havana told the Committee to Protect Journalists today.

May 14, 2009 5:10 PM ET


Letters   |   Cuba

EU envoy urged to seek release of jailed Cubans

Dear Mr. Michel: Your planned trip to Havana this week coincides with the sixth anniversary of Cuba's massive crackdown on independent journalists and dissidents. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on you to urge Raúl Castro's government to release the 21 journalists still jailed in Cuban prisons and extend the internationally guaranteed right of free expression to all Cubans.

March 17, 2009 2:25 PM ET


Alerts   |   Cuba

Independent journalist in Havana detained without charge

New York, March 4, 2009--An independent Cuban journalist arrested on Sunday should have the charges against him made public or he should be released immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. He was picked up on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the crackdown against Cuba's independent press.

March 4, 2009 2:57 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Cuba

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Cuba

Five years after the government’s massive crackdown on the independent press, 21 journalists remained behind bars in inhumane conditions as Cuba retained its notorious distinction as the world’s second-leading jailer of journalists. Only China jailed more. Two Cuban reporters were released from prison and went into exile during the year, but harassment of independent journalists and their families continued unabated. Despite the continued repression, a new generation of bloggers openly criticized authorities, offering some promise that free expression may have found a home.

February 10, 2009 12:40 AM ET


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