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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

We must raise our voice for Hong Kong

alt informationAs the National Security Law is passed in Hong Kong, read about what is at stake and why we must all speak up against it

The leaders who are dodging questions on coronavirus – and how

alt informationA growing number of world leaders are avoiding questions asked by the media about coronavirus, as we report on our global map monitoring media violations

We must make sure UK coronavirus legislation is only temporary

alt informationAs the UK passes emergency legislation that hugely restricts people's freedoms, we need to check it is reasonable and transient

Why media freedom is so important during the coronavirus crisis

alt informationIndex have created a map to track media violations around the world amid worrying news that many leaders are using the coronavirus crisis to silence journalists. It's a crucial tool at this critical time

Index speaks to New York Times journalist about when he was forced to leave China

alt informationAs China revokes the press credentials of three foreign journalists, we speak to Austin Ramzy about his own experience of having to leave the country because of a story