Tag Archives: Marti

Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Avanza Cuba Returns to Air, Examines Cuba’s Education System

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MIAMI – Radio and TV Martís’ popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returns Wednesday, August 21, with a special edition examining Cuba’s educational system, its history, and its future. This is the first edition of the popular broadcast since the Office of Cuba Broadcasting was Read more »

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Cuban Activist Antúnez Visits the Martís

Antúnez addresses the staff of the Martís

MIAMI- Jorge Luis García-Pérez, a human rights activist some have called “Cuba’s Nelson Mandela,” visited the Martís on August 13 to express his gratitude for the reliable and accurate news coverage the Miami broadcaster provides. García-Pérez, who is also known as Antúnez, is well known across Read more »

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Office of Cuba Broadcasting Debuts Two New Tools to Reach Cubans

Natalia Crujeiras explains the latest internet anti censorship tools that OCB is using in Cuba

MIAMI – The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has debuted two new Internet censorship circumvention tools — a paper USB drive and a mobile phone-based social network – in order to provide accurate news and information to one of the most press-restrictive environments in the world. Read more »

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Youtube Video Confirms “Hand-to-hand” Distribution of Martí Programming in Cuba

Screengrab from video of people watching TV Marti on a computer

The Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), a human rights group, has posted a YouTube video confirming the lengths to which people in Cuba will go to get unbiased news and information. The five-minute video (below) features one of the group’s several regularly-scheduled meetings where members Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million a Week Worldwide

VOA Spanish editor Ramon Taylor behind the scenes in 2012

U.S. international media’s weekly audience has reached a new high of more than 203 million people thanks to substantial audience growth in Latin America for the Voice of America, innovations across digital media platforms, and expanded networks of distribution for award-winning news and information programs.  Read more »

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BBG Holds Digital Innovation Expo

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Paper USBs, translation tools, and mobile crisis intervention projects are just a few of the innovations on display at today’s “Innovating at the Speed of News” event in Washington, D.C.  Representatives from BBG’s Offices of Digital Design and Innovation and Technology, Services and Innovation, as Read more »

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Cuban Activists, Ladies in White, Visit the Martís

Berta Soler, on Radio Martí’s daily live show, Con Voz Propia

Three members of the human rights activist group known as the Ladies in White visited the Martí studios to meet the staff and to appear as guests on Radio and TV Martí programs. Laura María Labrada, Berta Soler and Belkis Cantillo have been regular contributors Read more »

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Governor Ashe Commends Martí Staff

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BBG Board member Victor Ashe visited the Office of Cuba Broadcasting  (OCB) headquarters on May 21 to express his support for employees who have continued providing news and information to the island as usual despite the damage and disruption caused by a recent fire.  Governor Read more »

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Martís Release New Phone App

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MIAMI – The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has released a new smartphone application that makes accessing accurate news and information easier for Cubans, who live in one of the least free press environments in the world. The app, which is available for iPhone and Android Read more »

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