Havana, Cuba, Jan 5, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Despite heavy restrictions on freedom of speech in Cuba, the magazine “Palabra Nueva” (“New Word”), published by the Archdiocese of Havana, closed out 2004 with a positive evaluation of year and a commitment to continue serving Catholics during 2005.
The Cubanet news agency reported that the magazine’s editors, lead by editor-in-chief Orlando Marquez, spent the last day of the year evaluating their work in 2004, with the help of their own readers who months earlier responded to a survey on various questions.
The magazine has some 50,000 readers with a circulation of about 11,000 copies, and 860 readers responded to the survey.
According to the results, women make up the bulk of the magazine’s readers, 80% of readers are above the age of 30 and the working class demonstrates the most interest in the Catholic publication.