Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez: “The state of press freedom in Cuba is dire” (Video)
March 10, 2013
The philologist Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, critic of the situation in her country, in the mid-year meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in this city ended a dismal record. It’s this the first time in fifty years that a representative of that country reports on the situation of press freedom on the island.
The journalist after leaving home, spoke in front of more than 300 Latin American colleagues: “The state of press freedom in Cuba is dire”.
Sanchez said, “Colleagues independent and alternative bloggers suffer repression, ie a change in the method. Before we were victims of major media shows, but now the style is more paramilitary law to avoid leaving fingerprints.”
The brand new regional vice president of the commission of expression freedom of the SIP compared the situation that exists in Cuba, with what is happening in Argentina and Venezuela.
“Despite the information that exists bolt from inside Cuba, I have been very aware of processes of censorship and state control that exists in these countries.
You are beginning to experience the cage now, but we are in and we know what it is. Cage The problem is that one runs the risk of getting used to and may end up settling for water and birdseed. “
The blogger said, “is hopeful with the emergence of phenomena that help the Cubans silenced to evidence his opinion through new technologies.”