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Cuba dictatorship a predator of press freedoms

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Press Freedom: Believing the government can be dangerous to your freedom

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day and Raul Castro remains designated as one of the predators of press freedom, by Reporters Without Borders but a closer look is needed. Raul Castro criticized the lack of quality journalism in Cuba in his Report To The 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, April 6, 2011 and issued the following call for:

"The Cuban media in its various formats should play a decisive role in the pursuit of this goal with clarifications and objective, continuous and critical reports on the progress of the updating of the Economic Model ...Written materials and television and radio programs should be produced that catch the attention of the audience with their content and style while encouraging public debate."

Most Cubans, journalists among them, are completely jaded and cynical about such calls by the dictatorship for reform and wisely so based on the past 54 years of Cuban history. Sadly, on occasion someone actually believes what the Cuban government is peddling and goes out on a limb.

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