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Cuban Press: Our Agenda Is That of the People

Written by Luz Marina Reyes Caballero
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The main results of the media in the territory, the advances in digital platforms, and what remains to be done, marked the day on Friday for the press of the territory in the Provincial Assembly of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC).


Las Tunas, Cuba.- The new productive dynamics and the changes in the management of contents in order to conquer the audiences were enumerated.

István Ojeda Bello   István Ojeda BelloThe debate was opened by István Ojeda, fom 26 Newspaper, who mentioned that "the change in newsrooms will not come alone, it is necessary to push it in. Many of we have achieved despite the contingencies, is because sometimes it is necessary to ask sorry before asking for permission. "

Albert Blanco, sports commentator with Radio Victoria, added to this criterion, affirming that "everything must pass through passion, when work is done with love, many mechanisms are overcome. It is true that there are needs, but in the face of these we must work as a team, with a lot of dedication and taking into account the public agenda and personal improvement, the basis for good journalism. "

Leidys Labrador, correspondent of the Granma newspaper, said that "we have greater access to technologies, so we must speak of responsibility; an ideological battle is being waged worldwide and we have to respond with transparent messages, with research, demonstrating our responsibility. Then, we have to see the way in which we show reality, because people have many places to look for information."

"A journalism without fear is what we do," added Rafael Aparicio, a reporter from the municipality of Amancio, who also stressed that "our strength are our roots and our history, there are many limitations and misunderstandings, but that can not to prevent integrating newsrooms, because in our media we not only do traditional journalism, but also digital, with a greater scope."

Yaidel Rodríguez, from Radio Cabaniguán, talked about the importance of journalism from the local, advocating a more concentrated work. "Ethics is the key, we have to write not only what is nationally attractive, but what is there in the town, people are demanding it and the press has to investigate and publish it. Journalists criticize or recognize, but must do it well."

Rafael AparicioRafael AparicioAbout a before and an after was the intervention of Miguel Díaz, who said that the Radio stations in Las Tunas had never had better technologies than today. "There are many debts to settle and journalism has to respond to this with organization and from the Academy."

The national president of the organization, Ricardo Ronquillo Bello, exhorted to be in tune with the journalism that is demanded today. "We are witnessing, he emphasized, a moment of substantial transformation of the country's press and communication model, our media competes with private media, but we have to keep ours as the fundamental ones. That is each one's task and mission, and there's where the challenge lies ... This is not just another meeting because we are analyzing an update of the content and economic management models. "

This was also stated by the official of the Central Committee of the Party, Enrique Villuendas, who pointed out that "today the criminal Helms-Burton Act tries to suffocate us and the press has the responsibility to do what is ours: to contribute to the information of the people, because people have to understand what is happening with this Law. "

Meanwhile, Juan Carlos Ramírez, head of the Organizational Department of the UPEC, explained how the process of consultation and updating of the Code of Ethics was carried out and explained that 820 proposals for modification of the 24 articles were made in the debates of the delegations.

José Ramón Ricardo Más and Elizabeth Silva Rodríguez were recognized by their recent incorporation as guild leaders; Oscar Peña Peña was congratulated by the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television for the Work of Life. The Seal Aniversario 60 of the Agrarian Reform Law was delivered to the director of 26, Ramiro Segura.

Ariel Santana Santiesteban, member of the Central Committee and first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in the province, congratulated the local press for its results and urged the constant preparation of professionals, to reach all audiences with the production of journalistic materials more complete and coherent.

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