HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 26 (acn) Ricardo Alarcon, member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party, called on Wednesday in this capital to counteract, even more, the media war against the island, during a workshop to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Television Newscast (NTV).
The president of the Cuban Parliament pointed out that this battle should be faced with even more strength on the part of the mass media and particularly in the case of The Five, a case manipulated by some and silenced by others from the beginning.
Alarcon added that, in this regard, the challenge of all those struggling for the return of Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez to their homeland is very big. The latter, he said, is now under supervised release since October 7, after serving his sentence.
In the presence of journalists, cameraman, editors and specialized personnel, he insisted on the fact that Cubans have the right to receive truthful and timely information.
The words of the president of the Cuban Parliament were preceded by those of journalists Roger Ricardo Luis, Maribel Acosta and Rolando Segura, who focused on the main characteristics of the media war.
Also attending the workshop were, among others, Tubal Paez, president of the Association of Cuba Journalists and Waldo Ramirez, vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Radio and Television (ICRT); officials from the Ideological Department of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, and directors of media outlets.
ICAP – Havana