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Cuba: Political Balance Por Favor

Categories: Latin America, Cuba, Human Rights, Ideas, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

The publicly-funded STV network in Sweden last year broadcast a four-hour show in honour of Fidel Castro's 80th birthday. Child of the Revolution [1] has discovered that “19 formal complaints were lodged with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission…The regulator concluded that the ‘theme evening’ had breached a requirement that television productions be ‘politically balanced'”.