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Hossein Derakhshan · November, 2005

Hossein “Hoder” Derakhshan is an Iranian-born blogger, journalist, and internet activist. Since mid-90s, he has been advocating the use of internet, particularly as a means for social and political change in Iran.

His award-winning weblog, “Editor: Myself” (http://hoder.com/weblog), which was started in Sep 2001, has been among the most influential blogs in Persian language and his step-by-step instruction to create blogs in Persian should take much of the credit for inspiring thousands of Iranians to start their own blogs.

Hossein, whom The Guardian called a “key link from Iran's teeming world of Weblogs to the west”, has been living in Toronto since Dec 2000 where he updates his Persian blog (http://i.hoder.com) and English blog (http://hoder.com/weblog) blogs, stop.censoring.us (http://stop.censoring.us), and his photoblog (http://vagrantly.com), all available at hoder.com (http://hoder.com).

He is also the founder and director of Rear Window Initiative (http://rearwindowinitiative.org), a program to promotes democracy and peace in Iran through the internet.

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