Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mauricio, Welcome to the club!

Mauricio Vicent of El Pais has had his journalist's acreditation "irrevocably" suspended by the Cubam government.

The Cuban government sure loves that word, "irrevocably."

My question is:

"Is it better to ask forgiveness or permission?"

Are Fernando Ravsberg of the BBC and Marc Franc of Reuters next?

What about Tracey Eaton?

Remember, there was also Gary Marx of the Chicago Tribune who suffered a similar fate a few years ago.  And Anthony Boadle was accused not long ago of being a spy of some sort.

For those who don't know it yet, Esteban Israel of Reuters (who originally broke open the Yoani Sanchez story in October 2007) also left Cuba recently after being prohibited from reporting.
He's now headed to Brazil, I presume with his wife Shasta Darlington of CNN.

Go here for the full AP story on Vicent.  I don't know if it is from Paul Haven or Peter Orsi.

My message of solidarity to Mauricio:

Consider your banishment a compliment. I know I do.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Henken,

    Could you please comment on the Gov. Richardson trip to Cuba. Your analysis as to what went wrong and what actually happened would be very interesting.

    Thanks, Henry.