Friday, February 23, 2007

Negative coverage

Bad news for those hoping for change in Cuba now Fidel Castro has disappeared from the stage.

The Havana correspondent for The Chicago Tribune, Gary Marx, has been told by Cuban authorities that his journalist's visa will not be renewed.

According to news reports, Mr Marx has been given 90 days to pack up his things - and his family - and depart.

And the reason? He was told that his coverage of Cuban affairs for the paper was "too negative".

So, there you have it: as a foreign correspondent, you are more or less welcomed in Cuba ... but only if you remain "positive".

2 Comments:

Blogger Henry Gomez said...

The phrase "Faustian Bargain" comes to mind.

2:19 pm  
Anonymous asombra said...

Try hypocrisy, lack of journalistic integrity, and crass opportunism. Not as fancy as Faustian bargain, but sometimes it's better to be plain.

3:03 am  

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