Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cuban government promises public Internet access

On the streets

Cuban post offices will offer public Internet access under a new decree, the Associated Press reports.
There's pent-up demand for the Internet in Cuba. People are hungry for information.
We'll have to see how the government plan works out - who will get access to the Internet and whether people can afford it. Also interesting will be whether authorities allow access to blocked sites.
In the digital age, I think it's impossible to control information forever.

Special Report: Chronicling Cuba, bloggers offer fresh hope - Committee to Protect Journalists - Sept. 10
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Anonymous said...

The Cuban government has recently blocked more and more internet access. They don't want to allow it, they want to control it.

alongthemalecon said...

I think it's difficult for any government to prevent people from trying to find out what's going on in their country and elsewhere in the world. But some governments don't stop trying to control information. I read that there are some 30,000 government censors in China.