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Mahsa Alimardani

Mahsa Alimardani is an 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 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

1 March 2015

Iran Wants to Befriend Google

Global Voices Advocacy

Google is welcome in Iran, says a government official, as long as it respects 'cultural conditions'.

28 February 2015

Iran Reacts to the Latest Snowden Leak on SIM Card Hacks

Global Voices Advocacy

Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies told Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency that he urges all state employees and ordinary Iranians to rely on their landlines for most communications.

23 February 2015

Uncertainty Over Saman Naseem's Execution in Iran

Several conflicting reports about Naseem's execution and continued incarceration have circulated online.

19 February 2015

#SaveSaman: A Final Effort to Save Iran's Saman Naseem from Execution

There has been an urgent call to action to stop the state execution of juvenile prisoner Saman Naseem, arrested at 17 years of age (now 22), for his membership in...

11 February 2015

Iran, Beyond The Headlines

The Bridge

It's the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, and six years since the 2009 Green Movement. Mahsa Alimardani reflects on her last visit to Iran in 2010.

2 February 2015

Iranian Newspaper Shut Down Over ‘I Am Charlie’ Cover Featuring George Clooney

The Iranian press has ping ponged between condemning the violence in Paris to attacking officials and each other for their response to the attacks.

30 January 2015

Iranian Women's Rights Advocate Mahdieh Golroo Released From Jail

Last October, a wave of acid attacks against women created a public uproar in Iran. When police failed to respond, protests and online campaigns against government inaction swept the nation.

22 January 2015

WhatsApp, Line and Tango in Jeopardy in Iran, As President and Judiciary Clash

Global Voices Advocacy

Culture Minister Ali Jannati refused to say if the government would implement the ban on three messaging services. They currently remain accessible to Iranians.

29 November 2014

Morehshin Allahyari's Art on Iranian Censorship Will Soon Be Out of This World

Iran’s censored Internet is a theme that features prominently in Morehshin Allahyari's art, some of which will soon be headed to outer space as part of the Forever Now project.

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