The media and telecommunications of Cuba
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The history in general of Cuba
History of the press in Cuba
- The Jose Marti International Institute of
- From Michael Fuller, 16 May 1996. The Jose Marti International
Institute of Journalism, founded in 1983 by the Union of Cuban
Journalists (UPEC) has revived under new funding, without
abandoning the premises of being an Institute of the South, it
is directed toward continuing education and the interchange of
experience among colleagues from all over the world.
- Prensa Latina (announcement)
- 12 July 1996 [in both Spanish and English]. An on-line news
The history of Internet in Cuba
- Cuba's access to worldwide information networks
- Prensa Latina, Havana, from Granma International, 2
July 1996. A decree-law issued by the Executive Committee of
the Council of Ministers establishes the regulations for assuring
the proper development and utilization of global information
- Cuba faces the web revolution
- The Guardian (London), 22 July 1999. UNESCO conference
delegates discussed how the net was a tool of Anglo-centric
neo-liberal globalisation; 20% of world cultures face extinction
due to global audio-visual culture. Marxists don't object to
globalization, but to the kind of globalization. Castro said,
"We can use it - to tell the 80% of Americans online
that they have to stop and realise the Earth is on the edge of
- Red, Hot, and Hyperlinked
- By Vito Echevarria, Wired News, 8 September
1999. Ever so slowly and not so surely, Cuba is getting
wired to the world, and in its first attempt at
netrepreneurism, Cuba may also soon find itself as
the producer of WebTV units for all of Latin America.
- Gov't to Set Up Public Internet Terminals
- By Patricia Grogg, IPS, 18 October 2000. Cuba has opted for
a less expensive community-based approach to Internet access
that serves the majority of people, not the wealthier minority.
- Web of Resistance Rises in Cuba
- By Scott Wilson, Washington Post, 26 December 2000.
Mostly young male professionals through subversive cunning have
become nearly as wired as anyone in the world despite Cuban
law prohibiting unauthorized private Internet use.
The history of computer technology in Cuba
- National Center for Medical Sciences
- From Dr. Jose Dco Rodriquez Perez, 2 February 1996. Importance of
computers in medical care for information retrieval.