Media Play Up Protests, Play Down Effect of US Sanctions in Cuba
In this week’s editorial selection for our import program, we selected an article from FAIR that analyzes U.S. media coverage of the current situation in Cuba. This article has been translated into German to raise more awareness about this issue and can be viewed here. You can read the original article in English here: https://fair.org/home/media-play-up-protests-play-down-effect-of-us-sanctions-in-cuba/
, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
Uniquely, FAIR works with both activists and journalists. We maintain a regular dialogue with reporters at news outlets across the country, providing constructive critiques when called for and applauding exceptional, hard-hitting journalism. We also encourage the public to contact media with their concerns, to become media activists rather than passive consumers of news.