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CUBA? how do you get Journalist permission?

I’ve got a U.S. Passport and thinking about visiting cuba in Feb. Has anyone done so successfully and how did you?

Thanks!

by Jake Warga at 2011-12-26 22:58:21 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Greetings Jake, let me ask around on the official journalist union here in Havana to see how you can do that. I hope to have a proper answer by Friday.

Cheers mate.

by Sergio Leyva Seiglie | 04 Jan 2012 02:01 | Havana, Cuba | | Report spam→
You have to apply to the Cuban Interests section in Washington for a journalist visa…

by Damaso Reyes | 04 Jan 2012 15:01 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
What Damaso said. And before you bother applying, make sure you have a letter of assignment from a reputable publication or wire service, a passport valid six months before and after your expected travel dates and a rough itinerary for the trip.

by Will Seberger | 04 Jan 2012 19:01 | Tucson, Arizona, United States | | Report spam→
Hello Jake,

As Damaso said, you need to contact the Cuban Interests Section in Washington (thank you Damaso, always there with a helpful advise!)

For additional information you may contact Raúl  González Hernández, the person responsible for the US and Puerto Rico at the “Centro de Prensa Internacional“ (the agency dependent of the Ministry of International Relations – MinRex – in charge of relations with the international press).

His e-mail is raul@cpi.minrex.gov.cu

As Will has advised, make sure you have a letter of assignment from a reputable publication, press agency or wire service before contacting the Cuban Interests Section or the CPI.

by Ion Etxebarria | 10 Jan 2012 00:01 (ed. Jan 10 2012) | Montréal, Christmas Island | | Report spam→
I spent a couple of weeks—October 2011—shooting in Havana and the Pinar del Rio area. Went in on a religious visa as I was documenting the work being done by an NGO/non-profit out of OK. Fantastic people. Fantastic trip. Love to go back for a longer period.

Few pics here:
http://tsgentuso.photoshelter.com/gallery/Cuba-2011-Circa-1950-Exhibit/G0000XkJvKFSHyAs/

by Tamara Gentuso | 11 Jan 2012 03:01 (ed. Jan 11 2012) | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | | Report spam→

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Jake Warga, Freelancer Jake Warga
Freelancer
(Radio/Photo)
Seattle , United States
Sergio Leyva Seiglie, Photographer Sergio Leyva Seiglie
Photographer
Sydney , Australia
En route to Sydney (ETA: Nov 2 2014 ).
Damaso Reyes, Photojournalist Damaso Reyes
Photojournalist
Barcelona , Spain ( BCN )
Will Seberger, Photojournalist Will Seberger
Photojournalist
(Freelance Visual Journalist)
Tucson, Arizona , United States ( TUS )
Ion Etxebarria, Photographer Ion Etxebarria
Photographer
((Pixelpusher))
Montréal , Christmas Island
Tamara Gentuso, freelance photojournalist Tamara Gentuso
freelance photojournalist
Nashville, Tennessee , United States ( BNA )


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