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Havana, Cuba.- Hosted by Prensa Latina news agency, Cuba will host an international forum on January 21 and 22 to address challenges Latin American journalism is facing today in the scenarios of globalization and new technologies, the organizers announced on Wednesday.

The emblematic National Hotel of this capital will host the event in which experts from the region and dozens of professionals from other parts of the world and the host country will participate. It was summoned by Prensa Latina to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Operation Truth.

That was the name given to a meeting of 400 foreign journalists from around the world in Havana called for by Fidel Castro, when the Revolution was only 20 days old to know first hand about the trials against the war criminals of the overthrown dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

In remembrance of this initiative, prominent figures from Latin America and other continents will exchange views on journalism today in panels arranged at the forum, which will also remember the foundation of Prensa Latina, on June 16, 1959.

Operation Truth and the birth of Prensa Latina are framed in media campaigns and aggressiveness that the Revolution of January 1 faced since the very beginning.

According to organizers, the two-day meeting will underline the validity of these early media response measures, led by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the timely denunciation of fake news, manipulation and, in general, information dominant monopoly.

Regarding the panels planned for the debate, they will be dedicated to addressing the role of the media in times of globalization, dangers that professionals in the sector in Latin America face and access to modern information technologies and communication.

In addition to the discussions on these topics, participants in the forum sponsored by Prensa Latina at the Hotel Nacional will know details of the economic, political and social reality of Cuba, from the dissertations of senior officials of the island.mily, the Martiana Alliance -as an individual organization- and the Bolivarian Circle of Miami, among other entities.

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