Fundamental freedoms of expression and information are eroding or under attack in Latin America. For decades, watchdog organizations like Freedom House and the Committee to Protect Journalists have consistently identified Cuba as one of the most repressive governments in the world and the most restrictive environment for media in the region. More recently, they have highlighted the deteriorating media environment across Latin America as governments in Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua have clamped down as well. In this context, what strategies can be used to reverse the trend and advance the free flow of information in Cuba and throughout the region?
On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 pm, the Center for International Media Assistance and The Bush Center will explore these issues of Latin American media and press freedom with Bush Institute Fellow Normando Hernandez and Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists. The event will include a preview of “Freedom Denied: Cuba’s Black Spring Continues,” a new, short documentary produced by the Bush Institute’s Freedom Collection.