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.
Why write a blog? My
reasons might not be convincing, but to me, they are enough. The most important
paper in my country is Granma, the official
organ of the Communist Party in
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