This story is from Democracy Digest:
In the wake of the Covid pandemic, journalism has thrived in certain countries as people seek out factual information, and investigative reporting has persisted in several of the most hostile environments, according to a new Freedom House report.
As one expert on Cuba said, “Activists and independent journalists have been willing to risk fines and imprisonment to report accurately on what is taking place in the country.” Civil society organizations have also worked tirelessly to maintain accountability in face of new challenges.
The Cuban government’s brutal restrictions on free speech fall particularly hard on journalists, Human Rights Watch reports. Camila Acosta (…) has learned this from experience. In just the one year since August 2019, when she began working as an independent journalist for the news website CubaNet, Acosta has endured multiple instances of targeted abuse.
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