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Denise Ajiri

I am a Los Angeles-based online journalist specializing in the Middle East. I recently joined the Global Voices team. Earlier this year, I started the award-winning website Iran Election Watch, which covered Iran’s 2013 elections. Since 2009, I have been involved with the website of Radio Farda, the Persian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

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Latest posts by Denise Ajiri

19 May 2014

Stealthily but Publicly, Iranian Women Remove Their Veils Online

Forced for decades to wear headscarves or face arrest, thousands of Iranian women are now sharing photos of themselves unveiled as an act of protest.

22 April 2014

Iran’s New Wave of Women Fashion Designers

For years, Iran's young women preferred foreign, mostly western clothing brands. That's starting to change.

26 March 2014

“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

10 January 2014

Iran Voices: New Site Polls Citizens on Local Government

What do citizens expect from their city officials? A new site polls Iranians about their views and shares results with decision-makers.

15 December 2013

With No Easy Access to Medicine, Iranians Suffer Sanctions

Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.

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