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TV Martí to Air Rosa Maria Payá Special Sunday

Rosa María Payá (right) during a visit to the Martís in April.

Miami – TV Martí will present a special half-hour special this weekend called “Rosa Maria Payá In Her Own Words.” The interview, which airs Sunday evening, details what it was like to grow up as the daughter of Oswaldo Payá, the founder and leader of Read more »

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Martí Radio, TV and Web Transmissions for Cuba Continue After Newsroom Fire

A fire fighter looks at the smoke and fire damage to OCB headquarters in Miami.

Miami, FL, April 22, 2013 – U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba continued Monday after a trashcan fire forced the temporary evacuation of the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami Sunday afternoon. The building housing Radio and Television Martí and the Martinoticias.com website, Read more »

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Yoani Sánchez Visits the Martís

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MIAMI – Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez made a live, in-person appearance yesterday at the Martís’ headquarters in Miami as part of her 80-day world tour to raise awareness about human rights issues in Cuba. “I speak with many activists and people around the country for Read more »

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The Martí’s Bring Calle Ocho to Cuba!

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Little Havana, Florida – On March 10, Radio and TV Martí will broadcast live from the Calle Ocho Carnival,  the largest Hispanic celebration in the United States. Special programming will include not only the sights and sounds of the festival, but also messages from attendees Read more »

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Martís Break the News in Cuba of Chavez’s Death

(Lef to right) Margarita Rojo, Guillermo Martínez and Pablo Alfonso provide special coverage of the death of Hugo Chavez

Miami, Florida – Radio and TV Martí were the first to break the news in Cuba that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died. The Martís went live on March 5 with special programing broadcast simultaneously on the airwaves and the Internet, and featured reporters in Caracas, Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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Guests Join Avanza Cuba via Skype from Havana

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MIAMI- In a first for U.S. government-sponsored civilian broadcasting to Cuba, Radio and TV Martí, has just aired a new edition of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) featuring guests live via Skype from Havana, Cuba. Produced in collaboration with Miami Dade College, the episode, titled “Tu Read more »

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Estado de SATS Producer Rodiles is Released From Cuban Jail

On his Facebook page Antonio Rodiles posted this celebratory picture with friends shortly after his release from a Cuban jail.

Miami — After 19 days in a Cuban jail, Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, is a free man. Charges of “resisting authority” were dropped after the prominent opposition leader paid a nominal fine on Nov. Read more »

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One Week Later, Rodiles Remains Jailed in Cuba

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Miami — Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, remains in custody a week after he was arrested while seeking information about two other jailed Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was one of 27 dissidents who were arrested by Read more »

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Producer of TV Martí’s Estado de SATS Jailed

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Miami – Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS , has been jailed in Havana after seeking information on the arrest of two Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was arrested when he and the six others went to the Ministry Read more »

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