Monday, February 27, 2006

Interesting Information on Latin American Press

Sometimes, good newstories, just sort of land on your lap. You can search and search to no avail, and all of a sudden someone leaves a comment, and boom! you got a great story.

Well so happened with Blogsurfer who commented on the march for Ilan post. He lead me to the following post on Stooge Castro and some of his inaccuracies in the Granma Newspaper. I was pleasantly surprised by this, as it is, in fact, a project I've been working on since January of this year. On that post, I also found a great report on the state of the Latin American press (pdf file) developed by a professor out of Argentina. Why so great? Because the first line I read, was the topic of press persecution in Cuba and how Cuba is one of the worst zones to be a journalist because the LAW prohibits FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.

I'll be honest, with my schoolwork load for today (up since 4am) I did not have time to read the report, merely peruse. But according to the executive summary, it looks like freedom of the press in Latin America has ways to go.

I invite you all to read the report and comment here about it!