Mahsa Alimardani is the Iran editor for Global Voices as well as 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 of Arts and Science in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and is completing her Research Masters at the University of Amsterdam, researching the Iranian Internet. She is also a researcher for the University of Amsterdam's DATACTIVE Research Collective.
Latest posts by Mahsa Alimardani
9 May 2016
22 April 2016
For a brief moment on April 21, world attention shifted to the physicist who's spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran's nuclear program.
21 April 2016
"In Iran, you don’t need to go after the authorities to get into trouble. By merely following the common sense line and raising simple questions you could be targeted."
11 April 2016
Anti-censorship activist and blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been on hunger strike since March 26, and his health is deteriorating rapidly.
10 February 2016
Sheen Shirani has reportedly fled the country after posting evidence on Facebook that her bosses sexually harassed her. The case highlights the precariousness of women's roles in Iran's professional settings.
27 January 2016
Another prisoner released in the swaps, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, appears to have been arrested to due to mass surveillance by Iranian authorities. His SMS messages were surveilled.
26 January 2016
While much hope and happiness came with the lifting of nuclear sanctions and the release of Iranian-American prisoners in Iran, a blogger and activist returned to jail.
25 January 2016
20 January 2016
Dubai's deputy chief of police reasons the Iran Deal happened because Obama is Shia. Arab and Iranian social media users can‘t contain their laughter.
19 January 2016
"My fully #British daughter can't attend her #American cousin's bday cos her mum was born in #Iran," wrote Rana Rahimpour, explaining how new restrictions prevented her from boarding the flight.
17 January 2016
16 January 2016
11 January 2016
Tensions rage between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Saudi has ended diplomatic ties, and Iran has banned all Saudi imports. But where does this leave Iran's popular Zam Zam Cola?
25 December 2015
"Iran will one day shine in a way that the Iranian Ambassador will greet Iranian women and journalists without fear and with pride."
16 December 2015
7 December 2015
3 December 2015
The report stated that Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon ceased by 2009. Some saw it as affirmation that sanctions, largely put into place after 2010, were needless.
Several reporters have been suspended on Twitter for posting content related to Khamenei and his latest public outreach campaign.
26 November 2015
"[Supreme] Leader in meeting with Russian president: America always try to put rivals in status of passiveness but you neutralized this policy."
13 November 2015
"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."