Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez denounces blockade on new online publication
Published May 21, 2014 EFE
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday said on Twitter that the
island’s communist government locally blocked her new online publication
14ymedio by redirecting viewers to another Web page.
“We’ve been born and we’re already having our first ‘attack’ on digital
networks from #Cuba on the URL http://14ymedio.com redirected to another
site,” Sanchez said.
The new online publication could be accessed in Cuba early Wednesday
morning but soon when users entered the site’s Web address they were
directed to a page called “Yoanislandia” full of articles by government
bloggers and journalists and several texts critical of Sanchez, Efe was
able to determine.
As the blogger said on Twitter, one can currently only access 14ymedio
using an anonymous “proxy.”
“Bad strategy by the Cuban government to redirect our Web site … from
#Cuba. Nothing is more attractive than what is prohibited,” Sanchez
wrote in another tweet.
Sanchez launched 14ymedio on Wednesday as a new online newspaper in
which she says she intends to talk about the Cuban reality with a
“commitment to the truth, freedom and the defense of human rights,” and
take up the challenge to reach readers both on and outside the island.
The daily, available at www.14ymedio.com, said it is being launched in
digital format “in one of the countries with the least Internet
connectivity on the entire planet.”
The new online paper says that it is the fruit of the “effort of
independent journalism in Cuba to counteract the monopoly of the
official media” adding that “we drink from the experience of other
publications born in societies that moved toward democracy and where the
press played a role in the formation of the civic conscience and in the
securing of freedoms.”
In a text published on her famous blog Generacion Y and inserted onto
the main page of 14ymedio, Sanchez said that by starting up the online
newspaper she was fulfilling a “dream” of launching a project that has
been her “obsession” for more than four years.
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