Starting with the following post, this blog will point out a Twitter message by a Cuban living on the island each day. Today’s Tweet comes from former political prisoner from the group of the 75, Ivan Hernandez Carrillo. In addition to being an independent journalist, Ivan is an independent unionist and lives in Colon, Matanzas.
[TRANSLATION] @Ivanlibre: #Cuba My opinion, dictated by no-one, I am willing to repeat it in any media outlet of the totalitarian system: “Radio Rebelde”, “Mesa Redonda”, etc.
Follow Ivan on Twitter! Search for him: @ivanlibre
In the vast majority of cases, Twitter is used freely and frequently throughout the world by all sorts of users. It is a message which is instantaneously published on the internet (which is limited to 140 characters) and deals with any subject which the user wishes to discuss, whether it be social, entertainment, humor, science, politics, commentary, etc. In Cuba, Twitter messages cost users 1 CUC (national currency) each and are only possible through phone text messages, unless the user has access to the internet (a rare Case in Cuba, considering the tight state censorship practiced over the web). In many cases, friends who have joined in solidarity in the exterior of the island help these Twitter users to publish their messages.