Our revamped website www.aplpcuba.org is finally back online.
The goal was to create a website that gives priority, visibility and streamlined information about attacks against journalists and the status of press freedom in Cuba. You can let us know how we’ve done!
While the design has changed the objectives of the Association for Freedom of the Press (APLP) remain the same: to support the work of journalists and contribute to achieving freedom of the press in Cuba.
Like José Martí we believe that, “Helping someone in need is not just a duty, it’s happiness.”
We are here to help journalists do their jobs and to hear the voices of those who want freedom of the press in Cuba.
Free press is a symbol of democracy. Without democracy there is no freedom and without freedom humans are completely degraded, submerged into a darkness that pierces the soul, until we become a sad, false representation of what we claim to be: a superior species.
In Cuba we urgently need to save our soul, which is why we need to end the Communist Party’s mass media monopoly. The press cannot belong to a political organization. It should reflect the plurality of our nation.
The APLP also wants to help journalists reach a higher level, to serve the truth, to benefit the country and its citizens.
We hope we have the support of all of the people who understand that light can push away darkness to help us to achieve our goals. Welcome to the APLP page, it’s yours.
Below there is an infogram showing the number of attacks that we have counted so far this year, the number of attacks reported in the last monthly report, the number of female journalists attacked during the year, and the number of media outlets censored.
There is also a space where there will soon be a map of Cuba, plotting the locations of attacks against journalists.
The report section will have the three latest monthly reports, and one annual or special report. On this occasion, for the reopening of our website we have the shadow report that we presented at the Universal Periodic Review of the Cuban State, which has resulted in systematic attacks, our offices being raided and State Security refusing to let our staff leave the country. Despite this reaction, the most important thing is to fulfill our fundamental objective from inside Cuba: documenting and reporting the attacks suffered by journalists.
Because non-state journalism is increasingly finding a home online, we have opened a multimedia area to give a voice and a face to those who have been attacked.
And finally, we have our blogs where you’ll be able to find items on the freedom of expression and press in Cuba.
We welcome any information that you think could be useful for covering attacks against journalists and, of course, any ideas on how to improve freedom of the press in Cuba.