ASNE urges lifting of Cuba ban p. 13

By: Editorial Staff

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY of Newspaper Editors has asked President Clinton to lift the bans on Cuban journalists working in the United States.
ASNE joins the Committee to Protect Journalists, which already has asked the same, including an appeal to Cuban President Fidel Castro to lift restrictions on U.S. journalists visiting Cuba. In a letter to Clinton, ASNE president Gregory Favre, executive editor of the Sacramento Bee, said the restrictions now in place originated during the tensions of the Cold War but are now “counterproductive and undermine the freedom of the press.”

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