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IAPA protests suppression of independent journalists and bloggers

(IAPA/IFEX) - Miami, March 23, 2010 - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), during its recent Midyear Meeting in Aruba, condemned repressive actions against independent journalists and bloggers in Cuba, the government control of access to the Internet and the deliberate blocking of independent Web sites. The organization also called on the Cuban government for the unconditional release of the 27 journalists in prison, particularly the seriously ill.

The IAPA's biannual meeting in the Aruban capital, Oranjestad, between March 19 to 22, brought together nearly 300 publishers, editors and reporters from throughout the Western Hemisphere to review how press freedom and free speech have fared in the Americas in recent months. The organization also urged the authorities in Cuba to treat foreign correspondents working there with respect.

Click here to read the report on Cuba

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