Threats to free expression and the independent press in Cuba
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Cuban policemen walking in the Old Plaza, in Havana, 15 March 2017, Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

“The ongoing pattern of detentions of independent journalists like Roberto Jesús Quiñones shows that recent political reforms have not improved the situation for the press,” said CPJ.

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.”