Cuba’s independent journalists – those that do not write or report for the state sponsored entities – have brass ones. Not only do they report on what the Cuban government does and conceals, but they do so at great risk to themselves and their families. And they also go at it alone, as their MSM comrades go to great lengths to ignore their plight.
Google news search Oscar Mario Gonz?lez and you’ll find not one single mention of the man who languishes in prison for being a journalist.
Independent journalist Oscar Mario Gonz?lez moved to prison
HAVANA, January 23 (Lucas Garve, Fundaci?n por la Libertad de Expresi?n / www.cubanet.org) – Independent journalist Oscar Mario Gonz?lez, who has been held since July 22, 2005 without being charged with any crime, was transferred last week to the San Miguel del Padr?n Prison No. 1580, according to his wife, Mirta Wong.
Wong said she visited her husband for half an hour and found him to be in good spirits, although he is suffering from an ulcer.
Gonz?lez, who reported for the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro, had been held in Havana since his arrest.
Gonz?lez won a journalism prize in 2004 at the first awards sponsored by the Fundaci?n por la Libertad de Expresi?n.
Or this man:
Jailed independent journalist lacks medical assistance
CAIBARI?N, Cuba, January 23 (Juan Carlos Parrado Crespo, Villa Blanca Press / www.cubanet.org) – Normando Hern?ndez Gonz?lez, an independent journalist imprisoned at the Kilo 5 ? prison in Pinar del R?o province, hasn’t been receiving any medical assistance, according to his wife.
Yara? Reyes Mar?n said he is in “a deplorable state of health” and that prison guards refuse to allow him any medicine brought in from the outside.
“At my last family visit, I found him very weak,” she said, adding that he has lost 20pounds.
She said he complains of stomach aches and has stropped eating prison food.
These are just two of dozens of independent journalists in Cuba whose stories go unseen and unheard by many because of a lack of interest from the world’s media.