Presentation of Cuban Digital Media Observatory

Miguel Díaz-Canel adresses closing speech of  1st Red Cuba 2017

By: Yurisander Guevara


2017-05-03 | 10:25:24 EST
The First Vice-President of the Council of States and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel.The First Vice-President of the Council of States and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Photo: Radio RelojZoom

May 2,  2017

 We have to be on the internet. With ethics and responsibility, we should cover the spaces we own to defend our sovereignty and identity, which means to defend the Revolution, said member of the Politburo and First Vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez this Saturday at the closure of Red Cuba 2017.

 The event, called by the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) and the University of Computer Sciences (UCI), brought together 149 delegates from all over the country, who are linked up with new technologies and communication.

 The meeting discussed the need to bring sciences closer to communication along the computerization process of the Cuban society, something made evident with the presentation of the Cuban digital media observatory, a tool designed to analyze in real-time the impact of Cuban websites on the internet.

 UCI experts revealed that out of 5 000 sites registered under the .cu domain, only 2 268 return some search result on Google, the main search engine of its kind in the world. The reasons behind this are many, but this trend shows the need to work intentionally in order to solve the problems which have to do with the positioning of the sites, said UPEC Vice-president Rosa Miriam Elizalde.

 Hence, a proposal resulting from this meeting to work with the new technologies, disclosed by Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, is the resizing of the Red Cuba, now in charge of the UCI, to expand its scope and turn it into a service platform.

 Likewise, the First Cuban Vice President called for promoting mobile news applications, promoting a Cuban chat, specifying the presence in social networks of institutions and public figures, facing the subversion with which Cuba is attacked daily in these spaces - although some disguise themselves as tolerant and have never practiced that attitude towards the Revolution - and, above all, to develop an ethical and honest behavior, with our truths and talent as a transversal principle in the cyberspace.


Translated by ESTI               

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