U.S. Increasingly Using New Media to Reach Cuba

MIAMI -- The Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami has added several "ghost" websites to its portfolio, allowing people in Cuba to view the U.S. government's Marti networks online without being detected by their government.

The Cuban government controls the island's local media and limits access to outside sources.

Radio Marti provides news from inside Cuba, particularly about dissidents and other issues the government there doesn't cover, as well as global news, and can be heard in a number of places around the island. But the government there often jams TV Marti.

Cuba Broadcasting Director Carlos Garcia-Perez says the Martis are also texting in four messages a day through online phone servers like Skype.

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting says it will change the websites and phone servers frequently to avoid being blocked by Cuba.