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Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting oversees Radio and Television Martí, its news website Martínoticias.com, and associated social media platforms. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the Martís are a multimedia hub of unbiased and objective news, information, and analysis that provide the people of Cuba with interactive programs seven days a week through satellite television, shortwave and AM radio, and digital platforms.

Recent Press Releases

Martí condemns targeting of contributor by Cuban officials

Today, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a Radio Martí contributor, and U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, was arrested by Cuban authorities while leaving his home in Havana. Dr. Biscet is best known for his coverage of current events and human rights around the world and in Cuba, and his arrest coincides with the annual meeting of the Emilia Project, a project he founded to promote democracy and human rights in Cuba. Dr. Biscet was previously detained by Cuban officials exactly one year ago to date, just before the Emilia Project’s annual meeting in 2023.

Office of Cuba Broadcasting partners with Odesa Center for Disinformation Studies to counter Russian propaganda

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) and the Odesa Center for Disinformation Studies (OCDS) – a part of Odesa National University (ONU) – have embarked on a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at countering the pervasive influence of Russian disinformation, particularly in Spanish-language media. This partnership signifies a major step in addressing the dissemination of Russian propaganda that is echoed in the narrative of Cuba’s official press and foreign policy.  

Martí launches groundbreaking new fact-checking service to counter propaganda in Cuba 

Today, Radio and Television Martí unveiled Martí Verifica, the most ambitious fact-checking service to verify public discourse and combat disinformation about Cuba and topics of interest to the Cuban people. The resourceful and comprehensive new project from Radio and Television Martí is a collaboration with Mediaplus INC, the parent company of the independent Cuban news platform, El Toque. 

Recent Awards

Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award

Project: “Alas de Libertad” (2017)

Winner: Christina Sanson (Senior TV Projects Manager) & Alvaro Alba (Supervising Editor of Digital Media and Social Strategy)

Presented by: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards

“It is the first time here in Cuba that the youth and people in general have seen the differences between the two (major political) parties. To us Cubans, it was all the same because of what they taught us here. Today, we are seeing the differences.”

Felix Llerena, University of Havana student

On the Martís' coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election