Friday, February 23, 2007

Negative coverage 2

It seems the Havana correspondent for The Chicago Tribune is not the only foreign journalist to be given his marching orders by the Castro regime.

The correspondent for the Mexican daily El Universal has also been told that his working visa will not be renewed and that he must cease all journalistic activity by 28 February, as you can read here (in Spanish).

The Spanish-born correspondent, Cesar Gonzalez-Calero, was told that the tone of his coverage was "not convenient" to the regime. You know, as in too negative.

However, Gonzalez-Calero will be allowed to stay in Cuba since his wife heads the Havana bureau of the Spanish news agency Efe.

A spokesman for El Universal said the decision represented "an attack on freedom of the press".


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