Category : Cuba

“We know more about what is happening to protestors in Myanmar than in Cuba”

alt informationThe view of the island as a socialist idyll is far from the truth

The world must look beyond Cuba’s carefully manufactured PR image

alt informationIt is important that Western human rights organisations do not allow the distorted image of Cuba as a tropical socialist outpost to muddy their thinking

Heberto Padillo’s ‘confession’ 50 years on

alt informationAs Cuba once again cracks down on artists and intellectuals, twenty have joined together with artist Coco Fusco to recreate the Cuban poet's act of public penance

Film awards season: Journalism and activism in the spotlight

alt informationMovies on social justice and investigative journalism dominate the nominations for major awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Baftas this year

Tania Bruguera: Injustice exists because previous injustices were not challenged

alt informationTania Bruguera who was detained last week with fellow artists in Cuba for protesting against Decree 349, an artistic censorship law, has written an open letter

Index joins show of solidarity with Cuba’s jailed artists: “Art should not be criminalised”

alt informationIndex on Censorship joined others at the Tate Modern today in a show of solidarity with those artists arrested in Cuba for peacefully protesting Decree 349, a law that will severely limit artistic freedom in the country

A global call: No to Cuba’s Decree 349

alt informationThe decree does not include anything new to the current practice of the Cuban government, but it does offer a legal cover to a reactionary, ancient and regressive practice

Cuban artists arrested while protesting Decree 349

alt informationCuban artists Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Yanelys Nuñez Leyva, members of the Index-award winning Museum of Dissidence, were arrested in Havana on 3 December, along with the performance artist Tania Bruguera

Cuban artists celebrate “triumph for activism” as they pick up Index award

alt informationAfter a seven month wait to get a UK visa, Cuban artists Luis Manuel Otero Alcàntara and Yanelys Nuñez Levya receive their Index on Censorship arts award.