BBC News to broadcast live from Cuba


bbcIn what is believed to be a first for a UK news channel next week BBC News will broadcast live from Cuba for a series of reports into life in the communist state.




bbcBBC News is to broadcast live from Cuba next week in a move which is thought to be a first for UK News. The corporation has reportedly been in negotiations with the Cuban authorities to broadcast a series of live reports from the communist state and its now believed to have got permission. Matt Frei will front a week of special coverage from Cuba next week which will include two days of live broadcasts from Cuba’s capital, Havana.


The reports from Cuba will examine life in the communist state, the realities of living in Cuba, its isolation from major powers and the impact of Barack Obama’s presidency on the country. The BBC’s Havana correspondent Michael Voss was part of the negotiation team with the Cuban authorities and will be part of the BBC’s output from the Island next week alongside Matt Frei. The reports produced by the BBC will be broadcast in a variety of its output in programmes such as Newsnight, BBC News, World News America and also on BBC Radio. Hilary Clinton will reportedly be interviewed for the coverage and a Cuban official spokesperson will also be interviewed by the BBC instead of Fidel Castro or his son.