World Press Freedom Day

Saturday, May 3, is World Press Freedom Day.
As a journalist, I remember my colleagues around the world who suffer because they dare to exercise a liberty possessed by all men and women, the freedom of expression. As long as one journalist is in jail or otherwise oppressed or repressed because of their work, all of us — other journalists, as well as newspaper readers, television viewers and Internet users — are that much less free.
As a Cuban, I especially remember my colleagues and compatriots of the island’s independent press, especially those imprisoned for their commitment to free expression, for their commitment to the craft of journalism and for their commitment to a free Cuba.
Read more about Cuba’s imprisoned journalists, here.
(Cross-posted at Uncommon Sense.)