Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Can the Internet Bring Change to Cuba? By Daniel Wilkinson at the New York Review of Books Blog

Cuban blogger Reinaldo Escobar (center) and other dissidents, being harrassed by pro-government supporters during a protest march, Havana, November 20, 2009.
(Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images)

My friend and colleague Wilfredo Cancio just made me aware of this perceptive, detailed, and balanced post on the NYR Blog by Daniel Wilkinson of Human Rights Watch.
Here's the openinbg paragraph:
For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a new kind of political criticism that is harder to control. Can it make a difference?
The bloggers of Voces Cubanas. Many Cubans are unable to access their own blogs.

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