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 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Did you even look at the pages?

    The first link confirms the brutal arrest.

    The testimony of Orlando shows the description of his own ordeal is correct (photo at his site) and the third site reports the statement.

    Orlando later describes one of the attackers of Yoani later as a misygonist and “attacker” of Yoani.
    “Clearly they were, because one of them was Yoani Sanchez’s attacker on 6 November 2009, a paramilitary misogynist.”

    He showed his own bruise and tells about the struggle:

  • May 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Nothing at the first link to support any beating such as described at Sanchez’s website. The second link only quotes Sanchez’s “reconstructed” lies there. No witness there. You have been caught in yet ANOTHER lie. When will you learn?

  • May 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

    You have no sham. The UN has never called the embargo genocide and neither has Amnesty International.
    You are just putting ascribing your propaganda lies to these organizations.
    No “decent person” would agree with your lies and any decent person would be abhorred by your abuse of the names of respected organizations for propaganda purposes.

  • May 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Indeed fabrications. For the selected edited one-liners you give no sources eliminating the context that exposes your abuse of data. None claim that what Mrs Sanchez reported are lies. That is your “kitchen table fabrication”. That is one of your trademark propaganda tricks. You take words out of their context, attach your fabrications to them and then try to mislead people in to thinking that the lies you try to sell are reported facts from valid sources. You have done that various times in this exchange with me and others. No respected organization is safe. Not even Amnesty International or the UN.

    Please tell us where Reuters even said the report of Mrs. Sanchez was a “fabrication”. I am not holding my breath as we both know they didn’t. Witnesses in fact have confirmed what she said.

  • May 26, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Given you predilection to misquote AI (the AI report on the US embargo does NOT use the word genocide, you do) in your attempt to feed your anti-US hatred, you should also read the same AI report on the Castro’s violation of Human Rights.
    “Amnesty International regrets that Cuba has rejected recommendations aimed at improving respect for the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly. While reform to the migration law which entered into force in January 2013 as a positive step, which have facilitated travel abroad for Cubans, including human rights defenders and government critics, the organization shares concerns, expressed during the review, that peaceful demonstrators, independent journalists and human rights activists continue to be routinely harassed, detained and also sentenced for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly. ”

  • May 26, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Dan, don’t be ridiculous. Either you read with low comprehension, or your attempt at promoting Castro propaganda is way out of control. Your Article 2(c) reads:

    “Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; ”

    US sanctions are not intended to “bring about |life| physical destruction in whole or in part; Your reaching to this very somber section to feed you anti-US hatred does a disrespect to real victims of genocide. It also speaks volumes about your capacity to engage in adult-level debate over this issue.

  • May 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

    False. Claudia Cadelo and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo who were arrested with her described the part of this aggressive attack they saw and endured.

    Claudia Cadelo described the attack until she was taken away in a second car:

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was in the car with Yoani backs her up.
    Their joint ordeal was described in lots of news items:


  • May 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Fabrications? Well, who are my sources? Just the capitalist news agency, Reuters, and your precious Yoani herself. Can you top that?

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