IWPR's Cuba Project
In Cuba, the government sees the media sphere as wholly political. From its perspective, on the one side there are the state-controlled press and broadcasters setting out a carefully-manicured official line and withholding uncomfortable truths. On the other, there is the enemy – the foreign media out to undermine the state. That leaves little space in which independent journalists can operate. If they are not with the government, then they must be against it, so they are routinely harassed, beaten and arrested.