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Protests in motion: When films inspire rights’ movements

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

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”

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

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

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

#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

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

Moving towards inequality: Jemimah Steinfeld and Hannah Leung

Moving towards inequality: Jemimah Steinfeld and Hannah Leung

In China, social benefits are tied an antiquated system of household registration that restricts benefits to the place where people were born. As hundreds of millions leave the countryside to seek employment in the cities, they are left without official jobs, legal protection or school places for their children. Jemimah

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

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

This week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet

27 Nov: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – film screening + Q&A

27 Nov: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – film screening + Q&A

Join Index for a screening and discussion of Andreas Johnsen's acclaimed documentary about the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Tibet’s leader-in-exile discusses his Buddhist approach to digital security, and why he still holds hope for the future of the internet

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

The chat application LINE has strengthened its censorship methods in mainland China by targeting phrases and word combinations.

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