The publication, founded by José Martí, became the spokesperson and organizer of the Necessary War, so-called by Marti, shortly before the Cuban Revolutionary Party was born, on April 10, 1892.
The day before ended, with the presence of President Miguel Díaz-Canel, at the Second International Colloquium Patria, meeting convened by the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC), in which fifty intellectuals, politicians and communication experts from several countries discussed issues related to disinformation and hate speeches against the Revolution.
The closing of the Colloquium, which began on March 13 at the “Casa de Las Americas” in Havana, took place at the University of Havana with a political and cultural event,in which the participants also expressed their support to the national elections on March 26 and to the Cuban team participating in the ongoing Fifth World Baseball Classic.
Also as part of the Cuban Press Day, March 14th., five journalists received from the hands of the head of State, the José Martí Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest recognition granted by the UPEC to its affiliates for their exceptional contribution to revolutionary journalism.
At the ceremony, President Díaz-Canel awarded the Friendship Medal to Ghassan Ben Jeddou, director of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al Mayadeen.
This is an award granted by the Council of State at the proposal of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples to foreigners with a history of solidarity with Cuba and unconditional attachment to the defense of the Revolution.