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Cuban Journalists Discuss on Socialist Press Model

upec-congreso-terreroThe 10th Congress of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) continued today in this capital with a debate on the socialist press model and its updating on the island.

The director of the International Institute of Journalism Jose Marti, Ariel Terrero, led the debate with the presentation of the paper ‘The Press Model Cuba Dreams With.’

Terrero pointed out the need for socialism to build a more truthful, attractive and higher-quality press than in capitalism, in line with the information needs of human beings.

In this regard, he urged the media and its professionals to commit themselves to a model capable of timely reporting to the people and defending the national identity and culture, independence, sovereignty and dignity of Cuba.

Several delegates to the congress, installed yesterday at the Havana Convention Center, intervened to highlight the importance of reflecting the reality of the country and its people in a critical and constructive manner.

They also addressed the need for access to sources that guarantee the disclosure of information relevant to society.

In this regard, they called for a greater presence in the media of officials linked to sensitive sectors and issues of high social interest.

Other participants in the forum, which brings together more than 260 delegates from across the country, called for the promotion of a deep, ethical and professional journalism, framed in the process of updating Cuban socialism.

The 10th Congress of the UPEC -an organization that brings together almost 4,000 workers in the sector- culminates this Saturday after two days of debates, focused on the recently approved Communication Policy of the State and Government.

The Communication Policy has among its principles the ratification of the social ownership of the media and the public nature of the broadcasting and telecommunications services.

In the same way, it insists on the right of people to information, communication and knowledge, and prioritizes access to information and communication technologies.

(Prensa Latina)

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