Tehran, Havana to expand media cooperation

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

HAVANA -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast visited Cuban International Press Center and held talks with Cuban media directors in Havana.

Mehmanparast held separate talks with president of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) Danilo Sirio Lopez, the Granma director Lazaro Barredo, and Prensa Latina News Agency director Enrique Gonzalez Acosta in which the sides discussed ways to establish media cooperation.
Granma is the official newspaper of the central committee of the Cuban Communist Party.
The Cuban Institute of Radio and Television is the organization responsible for the control of radio and television broadcasters in Cuba. Cuba was one of the first countries in the Americas to have radio and television services.
According to the institute’s president, ICRT has 6 nationwide radio stations and an international broadcaster.
The institute has 5 television channels and a network of provincial channels and Cubavision International, which broadcasts via a number of satellite services, Lopez explained.
Cuba has several dozen online regional newspapers. The only national daily paper is Granma. A weekly version, Granma International, is published in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German plus is available online.
During the meetings between Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman and the Cuban media officials, the two sides stressed the need for exchanging news and photos and sharing experiences.
Mehmanparast also expressed Iran’s readiness for sharing technical and artistic experience with its friends, Cuba in particular.
Mehmanparast also held a press conference in Havana on Friday afternoon, which was attended by a number of reporters from Cuba and international news agencies and TV networks