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Mahsa Alimardani · June, 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 June, 2015

New Black Hand Street Art Surfaces in Tehran in Response to ‪#‎LetWomenGoToStadium‬

In the image, a man wears the national Iranian football team's jersey, thrusting a bottle of dishwashing liquid reminiscent of players holding up the World Cup trophy.

New Report Details Unanimous Support Amongst Iran's Civil Society for the Iran Deal

  Global Voices collaborators the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a newly written report yesterday entitled “High Hopes, Tempered Expectations: Views from Iran on the Nuclear Negotiations.”...

Iran Features Heavily in the Latest WikiLeaks From Saudi Arabia

"#SaudiCables show overwhelming obsession of #SaudiArabia with regards to #Iran and Shiism."

Jailed Cartoonist Atena Faraghdani's Lawyer is Arrested for Shaking Her Hand

Mohammad Moghimi, the attorney of the Iranian activist and cartoonist Atena Faraghdani was arrested on 10 June following a visit to his client in jail. His charges are based on the...

Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say

Multiple research groups verified that the virus used in the attack appears to be an offshoot of the espionage software called Duqu, which security experts linked to the Israeli government.

‘Writing Code Is Not a Crime': Jailed Iranian Web Developer Saeed Malekpour Turns 40

"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."

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