Worst Place for Journalists in the Americas

Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders has just released its annual 2013 Press Freedom Index.

According to the report:

"Cuba, the hemisphere’s only country to tolerate no independent  media (or with few exceptions), got the region’s lowest ranking – 171st. The past year has seen a renewed crackdown on dissent and the island now has two journalists in prison, one of them a state media employee."

Add two more imprisoned independent journalists to this list, as just yesterday, the Castro regime also arrested Yusmila Reyna Ferrera and Hergues Frandín Díaz (pictured below).

Cuba ranked among the world's ten most repressive nations for journalists, along with Iran, Sudan, Syria and North Korea.