On this week’s program, a look at two of the most difficult places for independent journalism: Cuba and Pakistan.

In Pakistan, journalists routinely face threats not only from the Taliban and other extremist groups but also from the government and intelligence agencies.

Meanwhile in Cuba, independent digital media is in its infancy after decades of Communist rule – and journalists face continuing uncertainty over when they may face arrest.

Joining the program:

  • Teo Sanchez, a Cuban journalist who has written for the Miami New Tropic and the Cuban news site 14yMedio
  • Salman Yousafzai, a Pakistani reporter for The Frontier Post in Peshawar

Both journalists are visiting the United States on fellowships from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners.