Award-winning filmmaker, social worker and behavioral journalist Joey Huertas interviews dissident anti-communist blogger Yoani Sanchez at the March 2013 journalist closed PRESS CONFERENCE at New York University , New York City during her 80 day world travel visit.
This is an EXCERPT clip from an hour-long press conference interview sponsored by the State Department and NYU.
Sanchez arrived in the United States for the first time on an 80-day, 12-country tour that has so far taken her to cities in Brazil, Mexico and various European countries since late February. She had been denied a VISA permission to leave Cuba 21 times in the last five years (due to her reputation as a political activist).
Blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her three-day participation in technology and information seminars in New York remembering the impact of the Black Spring, a wave of massive detentions that took place in Cuba a decade ago. “I want to honor and remember those independent journalists, activists and peaceful opponents. They opened a road that we now continue to tread,” Sánchez said on Sunday. “They presented an opposition to which we feel we are heirs despite all the censorship and repression.”
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