Cuba’s Digital Revolution: A Virtual Event with Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria

Event Date: July 9, 2021 12:00 pm

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.

The essays in this volume cover various transformations within this new digital revolution, examining both government-enabled paid public web access and creative workarounds that Cubans have designed to independently produce, distribute, and access digital content.

Contributors trace how media ventures, entrepreneurship, online marketing, journalism, and cultural e-zines have been developing on the island alongside global technological and geopolitical changes. Recorded live July 9, 2021 in partnership between Books & Books and the Cuban Research Institute.

Cuba's Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy (Reframing Media) by Ted A. Henken