For the newspaper founded by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro on October 3, 1965, and newsrooms from which the events with the greatest impact in Cuba have been told to the world, were this November 17, the students of the University College of Journalism , an initiative that a group of twelfth grade students who yearn to be reporters joined.
The director of the newspaper, Yailin Orta Rivera, regarding this visit, commented on Facebook: “On International Student Day, in #Granma we had the privilege of receiving young people who are studying at the University College of Journalism, the new method of entry to opt for this career in #Cuba”.
«The fraternal dialogue offered us the opportunity to show our daily skin inside, as well as to delve into shared dreams. Anecdotes, stories, reflections, concerns and aspirations were animating the afternoon, in which we included as a closing of the meeting a tour of the Havana polygraph, where a promising technological reconversion is being carried out, “he added.
After exchanging with the Editorial Board of Granma about history, the present and the challenges facing these times, the young people were interested in knowing the vision of the newspaper team on the way in which Cuban press professionals are attacked, those that are continually demerited from the most dissimilar platforms.
They also wanted to know concrete examples of the aggression against Granma and other Cuban media outlets, whose forces, in the midst of the subversive war against Cuba, are trying to demobilize as part of a machine of attacks and public offenses.
Eduardo Galeano and his sharp intelligence was, then, brought to the debate by the Head of the Cultural Writing, Madeleine Sautié, who explained the logic of “the world upside down” under which this aggressiveness works and, in general, a good part of the world modern, the same that allowed the Brazilian Lula da Silva to spend so long in prison being innocent and the American Barack Obama to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
«If Alice were reborn in our days, she would not need to go through any mirror: it would be enough for her to look out the window. At the end of the millennium, the world upside down is in sight,” she quoted.
At another time, the reporter Yeilen Delgado Calvo, who leads the Correspondents team, and was covering the events related to the explosions at the Saratoga Hotel and at the Matanzas Supertanker Base in 2022, reflected on the fact that, in this profession , there will always be people dissatisfied with the work of reporting, but, he said, in each criticism there may also be something that we can take as a lesson to do better next time.
The most important thing is to practice journalism convinced of our vocation, and assume it as an act of creation and daily transformation.