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Negotiating the nipple cover-up

alt informationIn the Autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine, we explore the censorship of the female nipple, which occurs offline and on in many areas around the world.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s chair is still empty

alt informationLiu Xiaobo, China's most famous free speech advocate, was released from prison last week on health grounds. Index looks back at the life and work of the Nobel laureate.

Contents: The big squeeze

alt informationSpring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun

China’s XXX factor: Crackdown in the world’s leading porn consumer

alt informationChina tops the global charts for viewing porn despite strict laws cracking down on its use. Jemimah Steinfeld discusses upcoming restrictions on reading about sex and a drive to get women to cover up their cleavage

Will China’s detention of feminist activists shut the movement up or make it louder?

The continued detention of five activists arrested ahead of International Women's Day could be a turning point for Chinese feminists -- for better or worse, writes Jemimah Steinfeld

A meme is worth a thousand (banned) words in China

alt informationComedic memes are the Achille’s heel of Chinese internet censors. Jemimah Steinfeld reports

Chinese youth hit hardest by government moves to ban popular US TV series online

alt informationChinese fans of American TV have been dealt a serious blow after some of their favorite shows were removed from the country’s main video streaming websites. Jemimah Steinfeld reports on the withdrawal symptoms of the country's youths

“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong

Many media workers believe that the recent stabbing of a newspaper editor is message for Hong Kong-based journalists to beware criticising Beijing, Jemimah Steinfeld reports.