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Cuban blogger launching independent newspaper

Pledging objectivity, Cuban blogger launches what she calls island's 1st independent newspaper

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, Cuba
A man reads a copy of Cuba's state newspaper Granma while waiting for the bus in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 19, 2014. Cuba

Cuba Blogger Newspaper

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, Cuba

Cuba Blogger Newspaper

A man reads a copy of Cuba's state newspaper Granma while waiting for the bus in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 19, 2014. Cuba

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's best-known blogger says she will start publishing a general-interest newspaper online Wednesday. It's a move that will test both the government's openness to free expression and the dissident's ability to build a following inside her country.

Yoani Sanchez and her husband Reinaldo Escobar say they have been working for months with a staff of nine and contributors from around the island to produce a regularly updated website and a weekly PDF of a newspaper dedicated to providing Cubans with essential information.

Escobar says there won't be a print version.

The government has made no official comment on Sanchez's plans, though it considers all dissidents to be mercenaries paid by Washington to stir up trouble.


Updated : 2021-02-27 08:50 GMT+08:00