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Cuba's Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy

Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria


The triumph of the Cuban Revolution gave the Communist Party a monopoly over both politics and the mass media. However, with the subsequent global proliferation of new information and communication technologies, Cuban citizens have become active participants in the worldwide digital revolution. While the Cuban internet has long been characterized by censorship, high costs, slow speeds, and limited access, this volume argues that since 2013, technological developments have allowed for a fundamental reconfiguration of the cultural, economic, social, and political spheres of the Revolutionary pro ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, digital revolution, entrepreneurship, online marketing, journalism, cultural e-zines, authoritarian states, transitional democracies, Cuban cyberspace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402022
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402022.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ted A. Henken, editor
Baruch College

Sara Garcia Santamaria, editor
Universitat Ramon Llull

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Front Matter

I History, Media, and Technology

II Politics

4 Ghost in the Machine

Alexei Padilla Herrera and Eloy Viera Cañive

5 The Press Model in Cuba

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Arechavaleta

6 Digital Critique in Cuba

Marie Laure Geoffray

III Journalism

8 Independent Journalism in Cuba

Sara Garcia Santamaria

10 Independent Media on the Margins

Abel Somohano Fernández and Mireya Márquez-Ramírez

IV Business and Economy

V Culture and Society

14 Images of Ourselves

Paloma Duong

End Matter