Cuba is a Top 10 country -- one of the 10 countries most hostile to freedom of the press, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
In its 2013 World Press Freedom Index, in which it list countries based on the freedom of information they allow, RSF ranks Cuba No. 171 out of 177 countries.
That's down four spots from 2012, when Cuba was ranked No. 167, suggesting that Raul Castro's "reforms" have yet to extend more freedoms for independent journalists and bloggers.
Of course, all freedoms are similarly disrespected and repressed by the Castro regime because it is the desire for liberty that is the biggest threat to the dictatorship.
But the repression of freedom of the press and of other information, is perhaps the best indicator of its awful nature because not only does it threaten reporters, editors and other journalists, it demonstrates to the people how it does not trust the people to decide for themselves, based on the best-available information about what is happening, the fate of the country.
Here are the Top 10 repressers of press freedom in the world:
- North Korea
If Raul Castro is given more time to implement his "reforms," therre is plenty of room for Cuba to get worse.