Washington.- the government of America This Thursday, independent media outlet El Toque raised its voice against the Cuban regime’s repression towards painters and cartoonists, the web portal reports. Cubanet.
Via Twitter, US Embassy in Cuba condemned that, due to retaliation and threats from state security, the cartoonists at the humor outlet @xel2Humor had to terminate their work.
The consular headquarters called “the .” Related to shared works of graphic humor published in @xel2Humor Freedom Expression and creative resistance.
Late last August, independent media outlets issued an editorial in which it reported that in the face of regime repression, nine of its journalists were forced to resign.
“We live in days of great sadness and resentment. It generates a great emotional conflict for us when team members are forced to stop working, for no other reason than irresponsible authoritarianism. The colleagues who have contributed their talent and dedication to making El Toque a medium that, in every sense of the word, serve the citizens of Cuba, are today forced to abandon the practice of independent journalism.” The statement said.
The text highlighted that in addition to forcing these journalists to publicly resign, their means of work were confiscated and sanctions on leaving the country were extended to anyone who joined the team. is part of.
Recently, the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and Press condemned that July 2022 was the worst month ever for press freedom in Cuba. In its report, ICLEP recorded 140 violations of press freedom in Cuba during the seventh month of the year. The NGO registered 96 cases of arbitrary arrests, 22 bans in the digital space and an equal number of threats and psychological assaults.