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Augusto Cesar San Martin Albistur

Cubanet
Cuba

Augusto Cesar San Martin Albistur is a Cuban multimedia journalist who is working with Cubanet to set up a bureau in Cuba.  In 1994 he was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his political activity and was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. In 1998 he began writing from prison for the illegal newspaper Cubafreepress. During 2000 he published in the magazine Democracia, also banned by the Cuban government. In 2004, after 10 years of pressure, he was released on parole, and in 2009 he was granted a full release.

In 2005 he began work with the publications Primavera Digital, Diario de Cuba, Cubanet, Martí Noticias, and the magazine Identidades. In 2006 he founded the Information Center José Lezama Lima, which is dedicated to collecting and distributing literature to communities and independent libraries in Cuba. The center also offered support to civil society organizations in the distribution of social and political programs.

In 2013 and 2014 he won Papel Periódico awards from the Association for Freedom of the Press (APLP). He is currently on an internship with the Mexican newspaper El Universal.