Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel commended a declaration recently issued by the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) against entities at Washington´s service as dignified and described it as an expression of the firmness and patriotism of journalists in the face of manipulation and interference.
A declaration of UPEC leadership issued over the weekend blasted the maneuvers orchestrated by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS), an NGO whose primary goal is to work against progressive governments and organizations in Latin America, especially the Bolivarian revolution.
According to the document, IPYS made phone calls and sent messages to Cuban journalists, informing them that some of their works had been chosen for a chronicles contest on Cuban issues, in which they had not enroll to participate.
Among those finalists on the competition were works published initially by public media and private outlets, whose antisocialist editorial line of the latter is aligned with Washington's anti-Cuban policies.
The UPEC´s declaration noted that the OAS, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and the Open Society Foundation finance the subversion of IPYS.
The Cuban journalists' organization said it has a very clear political and ethical bases;and that while there is room in its base for multiple opinions, its members are not in communion with the NED, nor with the OAS, nor with the Open Society of Soros, which are functional to the strategies of the United States government to suffocate the island.