Eritrea, a small nation in the Horn of Africa, currently ranks as one of the most repressive regimes for freedom of press in the world. Currently, there are no independent media outlets operating inside the country. The paintings in this series include the text from five of the newspapers that were banned in 2001. Several editors and journalits working on these papers are currently held incommunicado in a jail somewhere in Eritrea.

Paintings in this series were selected to participate in the first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Festival in Silver Spring, MD in April 2010.