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Mahsa Alimardani

Mahsa Alimardani is a Iranian-Canadian Internet researcher. Her focus is on the intersection of technology and human rights, especially as it pertains to freedom of expression and access to information inside Iran. She holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and is completing her Masters degree in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam.

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Latest posts by Mahsa Alimardani

22 July 2014

Fear, Love and Iran's Favorite Internet Enemy (it's Facebook)

Global Voices Advocacy

On July 13, eight young Iranians were dealt long prison sentences for their activities on Facebook. Activists both in and outside the country know little more about the case.

19 July 2014

4 Photos of Street Art by the ‘Iranian Banksy’ That Speak Volumes About Life Today in Iran

The work of the anonymous Black Hand has gone viral on social media. The graffiti offers timely commentary on events in Gaza and issues in Iran, such as women's rights.

13 May 2014

An Artistic Glimpse Into Exiled Iranians’ Nostalgia for the Homeland

Recent moves by moderate President Hassan Rouhani suggest things could change in the future, but returning still remains risky. Iranian-Canadian photographer Saman Aghvami attempted to capture the nostalgia.

8 May 2014

PHOTO: Censored Iranian Writer Dowlatabadi Caught Next to Iran's Chief of Censorship

The photo left a poignant mark on viewers familiar with Dowlatabadi work, which have been banned on occasion by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

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