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Connecting Cuba

April 25, 2017 8:14 AM ET

Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow the island nation's progress By Carlos Lauría Cuba's media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and news commentary, and an innovative breed of independent reporters who...

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Independent Cuban journalist detained, accused of fomenting enemy propaganda

March 1, 2017 12:44 PM ET

Independent Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro was arrested February 20, 2017 and detained for about 36 hours while traveling to cover a meeting between Cuban dissidents and the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), according to press reports. The editor of digital magazine La Hora de Cuba said...

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Cuban journalists detained while covering hurricane damage

October 18, 2016 1:59 PM ET

Cuban state security officers on October 11 briefly detained Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, one of Cuba's most prominent independent journalists, along with five of her colleagues from Periodismo de Barrio (Neighborhood News) and two freelancers working with them, while the team attempted to report on storm damage caused by Hurricane Matthew...

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CPJ Newsletter: Exhibit of jailed photographer's work moves to Photoville, journalist released from jail, and we join our partners at the UN

September 21, 2016 3:21 PM ET

October edition Next stop for exhibit of Shawkan's work: Photoville In mid-September, CPJ partnered with the Bronx Documentary Center to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by Mahmoud Abou Zeid, or Shawkan, a freelance journalist who has been imprisoned in Egypt since August 2013. Many of Shawkan's photos--from protests and...

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Cuban blogger jailed for five days after trying to cover protest

March 25, 2016 12:13 PM ET

An independent Cuban blogger and activist was held in police custody for five days after attempting to cover a protest by the prominent dissident group, Ladies in White, according to press reports. Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca told CPJ he was apprehended by a group of men in the Miramar neighborhood...

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CPJ Newsletter: A year in review

December 26, 2015 8:30 AM ET

Over the past year, CPJ has documented anti-press violations all over the world, cases of journalists killed, imprisoned, abducted, or threatened in relation to their work. You can see all of our coverage at our website, www.cpj.org. But here at CPJ Impact we also highlight those times when CPJ has...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, April 2015

May 7, 2015 4:24 PM ET

CPJ launches annual publication Attacks on the Press At a U.N. press conference on April 27 to launch CPJ's annual publication Attacks on the Press, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon called on the U.N. Security Council to include in its May 27 debate on Journalist Safety a warning to states...

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Journalists overcome obstacles through crowdfunding and determination

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

During South Africa's Boer War, at the turn of the 20th century, a determined news organization relocated reporters, copy editors, and printing presses to the front line to ensure accurate reporting. In the Warsaw Ghetto, during World War II, a literal underground press, established to counter Nazi propaganda, required...

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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CPJ welcomes release of Juliet Michelena Díaz in Cuba

November 7, 2014 4:46 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today in Cuba of Juliet Michelena Díaz, who had been imprisoned since April after photographing a police operation in Havana....

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