Thursday, May 08, 2008

"Cuba Bars Blogger from Accepting Award in Spain"

Source: Tom Gjelten, Morning Edition, May 8, 2008, NPR

Yoani Sanchez, 32, has gained a worldwide following for the independent blog she writes from Havana. Wednesday evening she was supposed to be in Madrid receiving the Ortega y Gasset prize for digital journalism. But her request to travel to Spain to accept the award was not approved by the Cuban authorities; they are clearly annoyed by the attention her critical writing has received.

Here is the URL of Sanchez' blog.

Lets all support Yoani (which I suppose we Gringos should pronounce Joannie) and her right to freedom of expression.

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