OSC Views Cuban Media Coverage of Military

03.19.10 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Cuban President Raul Castro “more commonly presents himself as a civilian rather than military leader,” observes a new assessment from the DNI Open Source Center.  More generally, “Current [Cuban] senior military officers maintain a largely ceremonial presence in state media, where the military receives limited but overwhelmingly favorable coverage.”

The OSC report has not been approved for public release, but a copy was obtained by Secrecy News. See “Cuba — Military’s Profile in State Media Limited, Positive” (pdf), Open Source Center, February 26, 2010.