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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.

The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

American journalist Evan Osnos says he turned down the opportunity to publish a copy of his new book in China because censors asked for almost a quarter to be struck out. The case highlights the dilemma writers face publishing in a country now hungry for western works, reports Dinah Gardner

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

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

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

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

"Keep quiet and carry on" is the slogan that can best describe China’s take on the approaching 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Francine Stone reports

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