Category Archives: OCB

Radio, TV Martí Air PSA to Discourage Illegal Cuban Immigration

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In response to a recent increase in the number of Cubans attempting to migrate to the United States, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting has produced a 60-second Spanish-language Public Service Announcement that will air on TV and Radio Martí several times per day. “The goal of Read more »

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TV Martí Showcases Lives of Cuban Students in U.S.

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This weekend, Television Martí will broadcast Somos un Solo Pueblo (We Are One People), a special program on the experiences of the first Cuban exchange students to come to the United States in over 55 years. Spanish-language TV promo of TV Marti’s Somos un Solo Read more »

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OCB Releases Improved Mobile App

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With a newly designed app optimized to navigate the connectivity conditions of Cuba, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting is making accessing unbiased news and information in the restrictive country even easier. Designed to work in poor connectivity conditions, and taking the high price of Internet Read more »

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Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

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On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

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The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, Read more »

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Exclusive: Martís Interview Jailed Cuban Writer

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In a Martinoticias exclusive, Karen Caballero spoke with jailed Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been incarcerated in Cuba for 15 months. The interview was conducted on a mobile phone that had been smuggled into the prison where Santiesteban-Prats has been incarcerated Read more »

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Martís Bring User-Generated Content to the Forefront

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The Martís are tapping user-generated content to strengthen news coverage across the island. As Cubans  have growing access to mobile technology the Martís are benefiting from their increased media engagement. With the Cuban state-run media unable or unwilling to report on events around the island, Read more »

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VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

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Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. VOA ’s Spanish Service is reporting from the streets of Caracas, on Capitol Hill and from the diaspora communities in Miami and Read more »

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Martís Providing Extensive Coverage of Venezuelan Protests

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With daily reports from Caracas, special features and exclusive interviews, the Martís are providing the audience in Cuba with wide-ranging coverage and detailed information on the growing unrest in Venezuela. Martí reporters are filing daily from the Venezuelan capital, providing up-to-the-minute multimedia news and information Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Examines Filmmaking in Cuba

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Independent filmmaking in Cuba was the topic of the latest episode of Radio and Television Martí’s Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), which aired on January 25. Hosts Karen Caballero and Alfredo Jacomino were joined by experts on Cuban cinema and filmmakers, including for the first time Read more »

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