April 5, 2008


Cuba to Expand TV Content in Latest Reform: Cuba's government says it will launch a new television station including foreign-produced content. The move is the latest in a series of changes aimed at easing restrictions and increasing economic activity on the island. (Brian Wagner, 4/03/08, VOA News)

The move would create a new channel on Cuba's television airwaves, which are dominated by official speeches, political discussion shows and old American movies.

Rafael Lima, professor at the University of Miami School of Communication, says Cuba is showing signs of relaxing its tight control over information on the island.

"Information is one of the things dictatorships like to control," Lima said. "And now here are these reforms, where that sort of information, the control of that information is being relaxed."

Lima says other reforms, such as easing ownership of cell phones, computers and other electronics, will further enable Cubans to reach out in ways that have long been restricted.

...is the enemy of stupid systems.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2008 6:40 AM

Information isn't something dictators like to control - it is something they must control.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 5, 2008 7:55 AM
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