US Journalism Courses Rile Cuba Amid Effort to Heal Rift

by: Ben Fox | AP

About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.

 

To their government, however, they are taking part in criminal activity.

 

It’s not just that they are studying journalism in a country where the mass media is controlled by the state, but how and where they are doing it: inside the U.S. Interests Section, the heavily guarded outpost of a government that has spent decades trying to undermine Cuba’s communist government.

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