Outstanding professionals of the Cuban press in exile and influencers received their membership certificate in the historic College of Journalists of Cuba in Exile, whose dean is Salvador Romaní Orúe.
CNP, Miami, 04/29/2022 / by Staff South Press
Every last Friday of each month, the National College of Journalists in Exile (CNP Cuba Exilio) holds its monthly meeting, in which its Governing Board, chaired by the dean and journalist Salvador Romaní Orúe, and the members of the CNP Cuba Exilio participate.
In this meeting, the minutes of the previous month’s meeting are approved, and the state of the finances and the next activities to be carried out are announced.
But that last Friday of April was very special, due to the incorporation of new members to the CNP, an organization that is revitalized from now on with the presence of professional journalists such as Nelson Rubio, from Radio Mambí, the Venezuelan journalist Lourdes Ubieta -Radio Mambí-, and the influencer journalist Carlos Garí who joins another popular influencer and member of the CNP, Yuliesky Rodríguez.
In defense of the freedom of the press
The CNP, since its foundation in 1942 in Cuba, by decree of former President Fulgencio Batista, has been a guardian of freedom of the press and the right to free expression in Cuba, confronting at the time the rulers of the day who committed abuses against the Cuban press.
However, it was from 1959 onwards when something is never seen before happened in the Republic of Cuba -which this May 20 marks the 120th anniversary of its birth in 1902-, when the Cuban pseudo-revolution came to power through arms, favored by the discontent with the breaking of the constitutional thread, with the Batista coup of March 10, 1952, with Carlos Prío as president.
A few weeks later, the closing of newspapers in Cuba began, the persecution of journalists, and the National Association of Journalists went into exile in 1962.
As the union corporation that it is, the CNPCE, ensures the effective validity of the essential guidelines for such professional practice. Here, in the United States and in any other part of the world, there are always attempts to oppress authentic social communication. In the tyrannies, typical or classic, to call them in some way, independent media are closed or their operators are sent into exile, jail, or the cemetery. In formal democracies, attacks against free information adopt more subtle mechanisms.
But just as pernicious through pressure groups and even criminals, who strive to impose editorial lines in accordance with interests contrary to the collective interest. To prevent and demand the necessary corrective measures, the CNPCE has been alert all these years through its activism throughout the United States, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Spain, and other countries where it operates.