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Martis provide coverage and context of Cuban air disaster

When a Cuban domestic flight from Havana to Holguín crashed, the Martis immediately reached out to its network of independent journalists and citizen reporters and provided multi-platform coverage throughout the night and over the weekend, of the accident that claimed 112 lives. Martis extesnive reporting included revelations about the carrier, the dilapidated state of Cuban planes and other vital information that was left unreported by state media.

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which manages TV and Radio Marti as well as martinoticias.com, shared content with the Voice of America and its affiliates. National and international news agencies including the New York Times, CBS News, the BBC, Reuters, and others cited Marti reporting on the aviation industry in Cuba.

Marti News also created two special reports and chronologies cataloging tragic events in Cuban aviation history.