José Luis García Paneque

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Moments before arrest in Cuba

March 8, 2011 10:31 AM ET

On March 18, 2003, I got up early as usual, connected my shortwave radio receiver, and tuned into a number of radio stations in the south of Florida in search of the day's most important news. As always, the...

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An appeal to help the family of a disappeared journalist

January 19, 2011 1:35 PM ET

Sri Lankan cartoonist and political reporter Prageeth Eknelygoda disappeared almost one year ago today. He was last seen leaving the Colombo offices of the political Website Lanka eNews, where he worked, late on the evening of Sunday, January 24, 2010....

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With 145 journalists behind bars, what's in a number?

December 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Today we released our annual census of imprisoned journalists around the world, citing 145 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of nine from 2009 figures. The tally begs the question, What's in a number?...

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Photos of freedom: Cubans arrive in Spain

July 13, 2010 5:12 PM ET

Our colleagues at ABC in Madrid covered the arrival in Spain of the newly freed Cuban journalists and dissidents. Photos in this slideshow are by ABC’s Jaime Garcia. $(function() { $(".anyClass").jCarouselLite({ btnNext: ".next", btnPrev: ".prev" }); }); « Previous Image...

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Newly freed, 6 Cuban journalists arrive in Spain

July 13, 2010 4:53 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2010—Six Cuban journalists who spent more than seven years in prison for their independent reporting and commentary arrived in Spain today in the first wave of what is expected to be an extensive release of...

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Jailed Cuban journalists to be flown to Spain, reports say

July 12, 2010 2:40 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2010—Imprisoned Cuban journalists are expected to be among a group of political prisoners to be released tonight and put on a flight to Spain, where they are due to arrive on Tuesday morning, according to...

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In Cuban releases, victory came from failure

July 9, 2010 3:50 PM ET

While the Cuban government remains silent over Antonio Villarreal, Léster González Pentón, Luis Milán, José Luis García Paneque, and Pablo Pacheco Ávila—the five imprisoned Cuban journalists and dissidents to be released soon—the media are filled with headlines declaring victory for...

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Wife greets news of possible release in Cuba with shock

July 8, 2010 6:05 PM ET

José Luis García Paneque is one of five Cuban dissidents who will be released and sent to Spain, international news reports said today. A disillusioned plastic surgeon-turned-headstrong editor of an independent news agency, García Paneque, at left, has been jailed...

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Three journalists among first to be released in Cuba

July 8, 2010 5:00 PM ET

New York, July 8, 2010—José Luis García Paneque, Pablo Pacheco Ávila, and Lester Luis González Pentón, independent Cuban journalists imprisoned during the 2003 crackdown against the political opposition and the press, are among the five dissidents to be released soon and sent to...

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CPJ holds Cuba responsible for welfare of jailed journalists

March 4, 2010 9:31 AM ET

New York, March 4, 2010—A week after the death of jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a journalist on a hunger strike is seriously ill while health conditions of imprisoned reporters remain dire. As the seventh anniversary of the massive crackdown on...

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