The World Movement for Democracy just posted this interview with CJT’s Nicolás Jiménez.
Cuban laws, such as Law 88, “Law of Protection of National Independence and the Economy of Cuba,” limit freedom of expression and press. How does CJT encourage journalists in Cuba to contribute to a free and independent press despite these restrictions?
As technology puts more of the power of big media outlets into the pockets of countless Cubans, laws like Law 88—along with much of the rest of the nonsense in Cuba’s Constitution and penal code—is being made largely impossible to enforce with any efficiency. Cubans are beginning to realize that the risks of speaking out are slowly shrinking.
That said, those risks are not disappearing. CJT is conscious of the fact that to speak out in Cuba is to put a lot on the line, including one’s livelihood and physical freedom. The key is to encourage Cuban journalists to minimize the risk in ways that also maximize the potential of their work.
Click here to see the whole interview.