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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

7 April 2015

Is Global Voices Blocked in Iran? Yes and No.

Global Voices Advocacy

Globalvoicesonline.org is now blocked in Iran. But you can outsmart these Internet filters and access our site by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL. What's up with that?

3 April 2015

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

The Bridge

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

1 April 2015

Iran Releases British-Iranian Goncheh Ghavami After Arrested for Attending a Volleyball Match

Who to Follow on Twitter for Solid (and Sometimes Snarky) Coverage of #IranTalks

As negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in Switzerland over the nature of the country's nuclear program extend past the March 31 deadline, media coverage continues.

29 March 2015

Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.

18 March 2015

New Iranian Bank Note Replaces Nuclear Symbols with University Gates

At the moment, the Iranian government is in negotiations over its nuclear program with the P5+1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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.

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