Cuban police detain and beat journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones in Guantánamo
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A woman connects to the internet from her mobile phone in Havana, Cuba, 17 March 2019, YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

Journalists Osmel Ramírez, Niober García Fournier and Roberto de Jesús Quiñones continue to be strictly forbidden to leave the country or even, at times, to leave the province in which they live. They have been arrested or summoned on several occasions, have received threats against their families or have been threatened with imprisonment.

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera poses in her home in Old Havana which she is remodeling to create an artist space, 14 June 2015, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Art Under Pressure examines the government’s efforts to institutionalize and expand limits on creative expression by criminalizing unregistered artistic labor, authorizing censorship, and empowering a new class of state inspectors to regulate creative expression.

An informatics technician is pictured at the mobile phone repair shop where he works in Havana, 23 February 2016, REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

The energized press scene in Cuba contrasts with the island nation’s restrictive legal framework, which curbs freedom of speech under the guise of protecting the “independence or territorial integrity of the state.”