Monday, August 29, 2016

Yailin Orta Named Director Of Juventud Rebelde Newspaper

Yailin Orta Named Director Of Juventud Rebelde Newspaper / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 23 August 2016 – Journalist Yailin Orta Rivera, a
member of the National Committee of the Young Communists Union (UJC),
has been names as the new director of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde
(Rebel Youth) according to a note in that newspaper on Wednesday. The
young woman, who worked as deputy editor, replaces Marina Menendez
Quintero, who will undertake "other journalistic tasks on the same

A 2006 graduate, Orta Rivera said in an interview last October that
young people should have "a more systematic presence in decision-making
areas, not only because they bring their audacity, irreverence, and
their transgressive look to different news realities."

On that occasion, during the celebrations for the newspaper's half
century mark, the journalist noted that among the great challenges of
the publication is "doing a better job of satisfying the demands of its
reading public," and she said that they received demands from their
audience to stay "connected to the public agenda."

The designation of Orta Rivera as the new director of Juventud
Rebelde occurs at a time when calls are being made from the highest
echelons of the Party for a journalism more connected to reality and
with a critical focus. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Cuban First Vice
President has stated in public speeches the need for "a brave
responsible press."

In Tuesday's edition of Juventud Rebelde, Yailin Orta Rivera's name
already appears as director and her vacancy in the group of editors was
covered by Yoerky Sánchez Cuéllar.

Previously the "Newspaper of Cuban Youth" was directed by Terry Pelayo
Cuervo, who took over the leadership of the newspaper Granma in October

Source: Yailin Orta Named Director Of Juventud Rebelde Newspaper /
14ymedio – Translating Cuba -

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