Paris, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) French academic and essayist Salim Lamrani celebrated on Friday the 61st anniversary of Prensa Latina, a news agency he considered representative of the interests of the peoples against the monopoly on information.
‘In order to speak about the problems of the South, the aspirations of third world citizens and the great challenges of the world, it was essential that the voice of those who were suffering is heard, and that is why Prensa Latina emerged,’ Lamrani said on occasion the its foundation in Cuba on June 16, 1959.
According to the lecturer at the University of La Reunion, the foundation of the agency responds to the need to break the media monopoly imposed especially by the United States.
For more than six decades, Prensa Latina journalists have provided nuanced information, which contrasts with that imposed by the large media conglomerates of the North, whose main interest is to defend the established order and maintain the privileges of the powerful nations, the French academic stressed in his message.
The Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina was founded on the initiative of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. It currently has journalists and collaborators in more than 40 offices in countries on four continents.