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Mahsa Alimardani · May, 2015

Mahsa Alimardani 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 has completed her Research Masters at the University of Amsterdam, researching the Iranian Internet. She's currently working on her DPhil at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Amsterdam, while working on Article 19's Iran digital programmes.

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Latest posts by Mahsa Alimardani from May, 2015

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Starts Closed Door Trial in Iran

"If Iran had a case against Jason Rezaian, it would try him in public. It doesn't and won't."

Iranian Reformists Commemorate the Anniversary of Ex-President Khatami's Election on Twitter

The hashtag #second_ofKhordad_Iam is trending to commemorate the 1997 election of the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami.

Global Voices Starts a New Collaboration with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Global Voices has relied on the Campaign’s reportage and team of experts when covering major human rights concerns. We enthusiastically welcome this new collaboration.

Verdict Delayed in Detained Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani's Trial

Atena Farghadani was arrested over a cartoon she drew that depicts Iran's members of parliament as animals voting on law that will restrict access to contraception and criminalise voluntary sterilisation.

Atena Farghadani Goes on Trial Tomorrow in Iran for Her Cartoon About Access to Contraception

The cartoon that sparked her arrest depicts members of parliament as animals. She is charged with spreading propaganda against the system, insulting members of parliament and insulting the supreme leader.

Amid “Intelligent” Censorship Discussions, Iran Affirms Facebook Will Remain Blocked

Discussions regarding the implementation of “intelligent” filtering have proliferated Internet policy discussions within Iran. “Intelligent” filtering is a process whereby they filter select content on a social media platform, rather...

Khamenei's #Letter4U Bots Still Active Four Months After Its Launch

On January 21, during the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei penned an open letter to the 'youth in Europe and...

How Kelly Golnoush Niknejad’s ‘Tehran Bureau’ Bridges Iran and the West

In the second installment of this series focused on Iranian journalists, Global Voices asks Kelly Golnoush Niknejad about the early days of Tehran Bureau.

New Research: Iran Is Using ‘Intelligent’ Censorship on Instagram

Political pages are accessible, but Justin Bieber and the Kardashians are blocked. Saddled with a censorship regime that is both exhaustive and ineffective, Iranian authorities are experimenting with “intelligent” filtering.

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