Wanderlust…

The International Reporting (and Life) Adventures of Vivian Salama

Blogging in Cuba

Posted by vmsalama on March 8, 2008

My new pal Curt Hopkins, creator of the group Committee to Protect Bloggers and master of the domain blog.morphemetales.com, wrote to me this week with regard to something he’s looking at – Blogging in Cuba.  According to Curt, blogging did not exist in Cuba as recently as one year ago.  However, some have begun to spring up, some of them written by pro-Revolution types, in fact.  These guys have been critical in assessing the future of their country, particularly these days when their president of 49 years, Fidel Castro, announced that he would not return to political life (some have even speculated that the 81-year old ruler died, and the newspaper announcement was merely a cover-up so to prevent hysteria in the country.  Here’s the entry Curt posted this week.

Several times over the last couple of years we tried to find any evidence of blogging in Cuba, the last time was about a year ago. Then, there were none I could find (though they may have been out there somewhere). Now, there are a number of them, the best known of which is probably Yoani Sanchez of Generacion Y. Yoani created Consenso Desde Cuba, a blog site for Cubans and has been featured in media outside Cuba.We are trying to create an exhaustive list of Cuban bloggers (specifically, Cubans blogging from within Cuba). Here is what we have so far. If you know of any other bloggers, Cuban citizens blogging inside Cuba, regardless of political affiliation, please let us know in the comments. If we list a blog not written by a Cuban inside Cuba, please let us know that as well. We anticipate this list will grow over time. 

 

Desde aquí

El Blog de Dimas

El Blog del Forista ‘El Compañero’

Generación Y

mi isla al mediodia

NotiCuba

RegaladoRetazos

sin EV Asión   

So here’s what I ask from you.  If you have any information that might help Curt out – let either of us know!  I think this will make for a fascinating study.  I wish him luck!

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3 Responses to “Blogging in Cuba”

  1. I just tried to post links to fifty Cuban blogs from inside Cuba to this blog, but it doesn’t show up on screen. I know of close to three hundred blogs from inside Cuba. Can you help me get them posted here?

    Thanks,

    Walter Lippmann

  2. Curt said

    Hey Salama: Thanks for the bit.

    By the way, my egotastical blogulence is at “http://morphemetales.com/ (or http://morphemetales.wordpress.com/). And with posts like “Have you got your land arms on?” you really don’t want to deprive your readership in that fashion.

    A smiley face made of punctuation and diacritical marks.

  3. PLEASE
    CAN YOU ENTER IN MY BLOG IN ORDER TO TAKE THE FLAG OF YOUR COUNTRY AND IT IS WRITTEN IN MY MAP OF VISITORS?
    THANK YOU
    lefobserver.blogspot.com

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