MADRID, Spain.- The president of the Federation of Associations of Journalists of Spain (FAPE), Nemesio Rodríguez, asked the Cuban Government to return the credentials to the journalists of the Spanish news agency EFE who were reporting from the island.
The accreditations in question were withdrawn by the repressive Cuban authorities in November 2021, one day before the date established for the Civic March for Change.
Nemesio Rodríguez’s request, made this Friday through Twitter, takes place after the statements of Gabriela Cañas, president of EFE, related to the agency’s permanence on the Island.
“After almost five decades in the country … we might have to report from outside,” Cañas said.
“We have no intention of leaving, but they are kicking us out … With only one journalist and one photographer we cannot offer our subscribers the quality standards that we have at the agency,” he explained.
EFE currently accompanies the information published on Cuba with the following clarification: “The decisions of the Cuban authorities in recent months have decimated the team of the EFE delegation in Havana, where currently only two journalists can continue to carry out their work. EFE hopes to be able to recover its informative capacity on the island in the coming days ”.
Canadian Senator Leo Housakos also spoke out against the Cuban government’s attitude towards reporters, and its opposition to their freedom of journalism.
“Freedom of the press is the core of a democratic system, the Cuban regime is once again muzzling freedom. The Trudeau government must openly condemn the Castro regime, ”Housakos said on Twitter.
However, the International Press Center (CPI), a dependency of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), despite being the body in charge of accreditation of foreign press agencies and media in the country, so far no has ruled on the matter.
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