Opening a Window into Cuba Yoani Sánchez

2010 Oslo Freedom Forum
April 28, 2010

From her home in Cuba, Yoani Sánchez speaks about why she started her blog Generación Y, why it is hard to silence a blogger, and why she continues to blog despite a travel ban, harassment, threats, and attacks from the Cuban government. She explains how the death of dissident Orlando Zapata has catalyzed feelings of indignation against the regime, and how the Castro dictatorship has finally lost the ability to project the image of Cuba as a country that protects freedom and human rights. Sánchez implores the international community not to forget the plight of the Cuban population and to help them in their struggle for freedom.