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China’s fifth most wanted democracy advocate looks back at Tiananmen

alt informationZhou Fengsuo was a student at the time of the Tiananmen Square protests. He tells Jemimah Steinfeld how peaceful times turned to horror

Shanghai lockdown shows how far Xi will go to control population

alt informationCriticism of China's Covid-Zero policy is being censored online

Hungary elections 2022: What does another Orban term mean for freedoms?

alt informationThe godfather of "illiberal democracy" - Viktor Orban - is fighting his fiercest election battle to date. What exactly is on the line when Hungarians head to the polls on Sunday?

Hong Kong’s National Security Law reaches the UK

alt informationHigh-profile activist Benedict Rogers, who lives in London, is being targeted using the draconian law in what is believed to be its first use outside Chinese territory 

Hope in the darkness

alt informationNathan Law, one of the leaders of Hong Kong’s protest movement, is convinced that the repression will not last forever. Here we publish an extract from his new book

#WhereIsPengShuai: Tennis world shows it’s OK not to remain silent over China

alt informationThe silence that usually follows human rights violations is notably absent in the sports star's mysterious disappearance

Free expression needs to be at the heart of the Covid vaccine response

alt informationToday, as the first people in the UK receive the Covid-19 vaccine, we need more information and engagement with those with concerns

There are still risks to even talking about voting in the USA today

alt informationOpenly speaking about who you might vote for in the USA can still get people in trouble, says acclaimed author Darryl Pinckney

Academic freedom in Hong Kong: “It’s a storm and no one wants to go outside, even with an umbrella”

alt informationAcademics are losing tenure and teachers are being fired as China's national security law bites

British MP: “We should forge a path for Uighur freedom” – here’s how

alt information“History will judge us for the unforgivable lack of action thus far,” said Shabana Mahmood, an MP from the UK in a speech she delivered in British parliament. How can we take action? A guide from Index

We should all know the name Merdan Ghappar

alt informationMerdan Ghappar's personal video from a prison in Xinjiang tells the story of millions of people suffering there