Tuesday, September 12, 2006

When dictators meet

Let’s hear it for Reporters sans Frontiers.

As the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement kicks off in Havana, the Paris-based press freedom organisation has once again highlighted the atrocious record of the Castro regime when it comes to freedom of expression and censorship.

In a statement issued today, RSF said it wanted to point out that some of the heads of State attending the talkfest in Cuva held press freedom and pluralism in utter contempt, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan and Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam.

“They will be greeted in the Cuban capital by another predator of free expression in the person of Fidel Castro,” the group said, adding that the authorities in Havana had already shown “signs of bad faith” by trying to limit coverage of the Summit.

“Cuba is the second biggest prison in the world for journalists, after China, with 23 journalists behind bars.”

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Blogger Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

If China jailed journalists at the same rate as Cuba they'd have more than 2000 in prison. As it is they only lead Cuba by a handful.

BTW you have a little typo "Cuva"

3:17 pm  

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