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Social Media in Castro’s Cuba

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Media, blogging, Cuba, Havana, Yoani Sanchez, Global Post, Bennett Gordon,

Cuba Dissident

In full view of the Cuban government’s ever-watchful gaze, internet activist Yoani Sanchez has started a school for bloggers. Classes on Twitter, Wordpress, and journalistic ethics are held in Sanchez’s living room, where some 30 students gather around a projector with no internet connection. Only about 1 percent of Cubans have internet connections, and Sanchez, whose blog is called Generation Y, lives under the constant threat of arrest by the state. Until the police shut it down, however, Nick Miroff reports for Global Post: “this classroom is a place where the digital revolution really feels like one.”

Source: Global Post