Activists Will Help Users In Wifi Areas In Santiago de Cuba And Havana
14YMEDIO, Havana | Julio 21, 2015
A few weeks since the opening of 35 wireless Internet access zones
throughout the country, activists announced a project to help people
connect to the web. The Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) circulated a
text on Monday in which it explains that the organization will provide
services "to anyone interested in using the Internet for peaceful and
The project will begin in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Havana
and the beneficiaries will receive navigating advice, help in creating
social networking profiles and the opportunity to use a tablet or
laptop belonging to UNPACU if they don't have their own.
In statements to 14ymedio, UNPACU's leader Jose Daniel Ferrer explained
that among the objectives of this initiative is to "give Cubans access
to different sources, but it is also a way to encourage them to seek
another version of events." According to the activist, "so many years of
misinformation have caused apathy and an unwillingness to know when
inquiring about any event."
The promoters of the initiative also say they are "aware of the great
importance for society as a whole of an open, uncensored flow of
information." In promoting this freedom they will help the interested to
find data and "to open accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail."
Contact phone numbers to request UNPACU's help are + 53-537-40544 and +
53-45-21382 in Santiago de Cuba. In Havana you can seek help at +
53-525-28719 + 53-720-21574.
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