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ACNU recognizes Prensa Latina on its 65th anniversary

Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Association of United Nations (ACNU) recognized on Tuesday the commitment, dedication and professionalism of Prensa Latina (PL)´s staff, on the 65th anniversary of this Latin American news agency.

At the headquarters of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), the president of this non-governmental organization, Norma Goicochea, highlighted PL´s role in spreading the truth of the Cuban Revolution and the fair causes of Latin America and the world, amid difficult circumstances, and many times in dangerous scenarios.

Journalists who have dedicated their professional lives to Prensa Latina were distinguished by ACNU, while the Cuban Institute of Social Communication and Cuban Radio also acknowledge PL for its over six decades of work.

The meeting was also the occasion for the exchange of anecdotes of several generations of professionals, who evoked the founding times and the historical development of PL, and remembered outstanding colleagues who give prestige to this agency, which they coincided in describing as a great school.

At the meeting, the UPEC chair Ricardo Ronquillo asserted that Prensa Latina, as a communications multiplatform, and due to its international articulation, is an essential reference in the construction of the new Cuban press model.

Nowadays, as never before, there is a need for an alternative media ecosystem to the totalitarian info communication world order that imposes its narratives, Ronquillo expressed praising the role of Prensa Latina as a pioneer in this effort, with a history that he described as extraordinary, exciting and precious.

In expressing his gratitude for the tribute, the head of PL, Luis Enrique Gonzalez, expressed the commitment of the agency’s workers to the founding postulates in defense of the Cuban Revolution.

Founded on June 16, 1959, the Latin American news agency Prensa Latina offers a service of over 400 daily stories in seven languages, is the main multimedia platform in Cuba, and is also one of the most consulted sources on the Internet.

It has 35 correspondents and 18 publications of its own, several publishing contracts, radio, television and advertising services, as well as acting as distributor of the South Australian Ocean Sur Publishing House.

It is also a member of the board of directors of the Belt and Road Initiative news network, leads the Global South Voices platform and has agreements with over 100 agencies and other media outlets in numerous countries.

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