Yoani Sanchez Publishes Her Online Newspaper

Yoani Sanchez. Foto: wikipedia.org

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba’s internationally famous blogger Yoani Sanchez posted the first edition today of her online newspaper “14ymedio”, a publication with which she aims to “break the information monopoly” on the island and “accompany the necessary transition.”

The newspaper (www.14ymedio.com) went online this morning and opened fire with a report on violence in Havana and an interview with imprisoned writer Angel Santiesteban.

However, dpa reports that the site was immediately censured from Cuban servers which redirect it to another site set up by the government where pro-Castro intelectuals and simpathizers attack Sanchez.

“It’s a bad strategy of the  government to redirect our web site, there is nothing more attractive than what’s forbidden,” said Sanchez on her twitter account.

Sanchez says her paper aspires to be plural, publishing general information on the island, which focuses not only on politics but also with photo galleries, daily updates, blogs, culture and calendar, notes dpa news.

One of the “major challenges” for the new newspaper will be to reach the Cuban population due to very poor Internet access from the island, states its creators on the Quienes Somos (About Us) page.

Yoani Sánchez is one of the most familiar faces of Cuban dissidents. The blogger and journalist 38, philologist, started her blog “Generation Y” in 2007, which she continues today, presenting a critical look at the reality of the island.

Sanchez blogging has earned her several hundred thousand dollars in prizes. She is better known outside of Cuba than within because the government controlled media has only attacked her, criticizing her ties with the US Interests Section and other anti-Castro politicians around the globe, but without publishing or discussing her acrid portrayals of Cuban life.


42 thoughts on “Yoani Sanchez Publishes Her Online Newspaper

  • May 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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    For over 5 years you have been desperately trying to slander Yoani woth your “kitchen table inventions”. When will you finally see that your despair is showing every time you have to go back 5 years to repeat and old, tired and exposed lie.
    It is in a way a tribute to Yoani that you can’t come up with anything else than old fabrications and second hand slander.

  • May 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm
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    Her “story” about being beaten has never been corroborated. The public record, as I have outlined above, speaks for itself.

    Your beloved Yoani is a proven liar with an obvious political agenda.

  • May 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm
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    No one, not Amnesty International, not even your closest allies at the UN are buying into your often repeated rationalizations for these cruel and inhumane sanctions of yours.

    As AI has reported, your beloved embargo is depriving Cubans of “vital access to medicines, new scientific and medical technology, food, chemical water treatment and electricity.”

    As any decent person would agree, such sanctions are indeed a form of genocide — one of five forms defined under international law (see UN Genocide Convention, Article 2C). Whatever it takes, right, Moses?

  • May 25, 2014 at 11:56 am
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    Your use of the term “genocidal” is misplaced. Given more than $5 billion in remittances, more than 500,000 tourists and as a leading exporter to Cuba of food and medicine, it is ridiculous to use that important label to satisfy your agenda to slander the US. I shamelessly support the US policy to rid the Cuban people of Castro tyranny. You avoided answering the question: would you support the arbitrary arrest, detention and even torture and imprisonment of Canadian bloggers simply because they published what you believed to be inaccurate stories of Canadian society? I hope not. In that case, how do you stomach this abhorrent policy in Cuba by the Castros?

  • May 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
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    Witnesses testified. Deal with it. Her story was corroborated by those present.
    How long will you repeat the same slander?

  • May 25, 2014 at 9:04 am
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    From being “flustered” (her own word ) and having her purse thrown out the car window to being savagely beaten and left for dead. Additional details??? You are grasping at straws Ernesto.

  • May 25, 2014 at 8:56 am
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    Her “savage beating” was not even corroborated by her own subsequent propaganda video still on YouTube. Supposedly showing cuts and bruises on her face, a close-up showed nothing at all! Apparently, she and her handlers had never seen the result of such a beating, never mind being the victims of one.

  • May 25, 2014 at 8:47 am
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    Canada is not in virtual state of war with its US neighbour. If the US would lift its genocidal embargo targeting every man, woman and child in Cuba (see Amnesty International reports) and pouring millions every year into funding subversion on island, you might have point.

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