First Look Cuba loosens grip on media, allows for more independent reporting

Newly named Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is allowing the media to have a bit more freedom with their reporting. Journalists can now publish news of important events without government approval and accept advertising from Cuba's small private sector. 

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Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media was filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with When Tropical Storm Alberto struck the island later in May, causing nearly a dozen deaths, state television broadcasted unusually lengthy footage of meetings among ministers coordinating the response.

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