2013 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 14, 2013
Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez reveals the daunting obstacles faced by independent journalists in Cuba, where he faces political persecution and limited resources. In Cuba, Guerra explains, it is illegal for anyone besides state media to own a printing press; likewise, cameras and any video recording equipment are banned. Despite these challenges, Guerra and his team continue to produce independent reports out of their homes, though it puts them at risk for beatings, arrests, and harassment. He asks for support from the international community for Cuban independent journalists as they continue their critical work.