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.
Latest posts by Mahsa Alimardani from 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.
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.
ISIS releases a new video that aims to play into fears over encrypted communication.
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.
"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.
An overview of "Implementation Day" for the lifting of nuclear related sanctions against Iran.
“If this release signals Iran’s desire for international reconciliation, so too it must move forward with national reconciliation.”
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?