Yoani Sánchez (Cuba)

She is a Cuban blogger and human rights activist who has achieved international recognition. She has won numerous international awards. Her blog, hosted abroad as it is banned in Cuba, brings a look at life on the island. In May 2014, she launched the news website 14ymedio.com, which is an attempt to independent journalism in communist Cuba. She was arrested and detained several times. After being denied an exit visa 20 times, in 2013 she visited the Czech Republic at the invitation of People in Need.