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Deconstructing the 'Cuban Spring' Fantasy

Deconstructing the 'Cuban Spring' Fantasy

A chat about Cuba and the Internet

Thursday, April 9 at 4pm
Lippmann House, Nieman Foundation
One Francis Ave, Cambridge MA (just off Kirkland)

Elaine Diaz, Nieman Fellow and University of Havana Journalism Professor
Ellery Roberts Biddle, Berkman Fellow and Global Voices Advocacy Director

What does the new chapter in US-Cuba relations mean for digital communities and journalists in Cuba? How does the Internet actually work there? Since 2010, Elaine Diaz and Ellery Roberts Biddle have worked together to tell unique stories about technology and journalism in Cuba, based on facts, research, and personal experience. Today more than ever, they want to increase public understanding of these issues and to counterbalance the rising tide of misinformation and sensationalism in online reporting about technology in Cuba. At this afternoon event, they will speak briefly on Internet policy and journalistic practice in Cuba and facilitate a group discussion on issues that lie at the intersection of technology, journalism, and digital communities on the island.

Past Event
Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM