Category : China

GreatFire: Tear down China’s Great Firewall

In April 2016 the US government called China’a Great Firewall a barrier to trade. It came in the months following the US criticising China over its cyber spying on American

Anonymity: worth defending

Why does it matter? Why don’t we just ban it or make it illegal if it can be used for all these harmful purposes?

Contents: The unnamed

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed

Index award-winning GreatFire launches groundbreaking new site to test VPNs in China

Anti-censorship group GreatFire have launched a new service that will help internet users inside China live test how well different VPNs are working in the country

Contents: Danger in truth, truth in danger

Index on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire

Protests in motion: When films inspire rights’ movements

Ten Years, a dystopian vision of Hong Kong under China’s rule, is just the last example of how popular films and rights’ movements can go together

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.

GreatFire: “Technology has been used to censor online speech — and to circumvent this censorship”

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales read anonymous collective GreatFire’s acceptance speech. We are honoured to have been chosen as the winner of Index’s 2016 digital activism award. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the incredible and important work being done by the other digital activism nominees who are as, if not more, deserving of this […]

#IndexAwards2016: Pu Zhiqiang is unwavering in support of free speech

One of China’s leading human rights lawyers and free speech campaigners, Pu Zhiqiang is known particularly for his way with words

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

China 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

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

A graffiti artist who paints murals in war-torn Yemen, a jailed Bahraini academic and the Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers are among those listed among this year’s #Index100 global free expression heroes.

Chinese state visit: Five times China has proven it doesn’t value free speech

With UK-China relations warming, the President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will pay a state visit to the UK