Simin Kargar is a human rights advocate and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She focuses on media policies and communication rights in Iran. Simin currently investigates the rule of law in Persian cyberspace to identify legal gaps and opportunities that affect securing the internationally recognized human right to freedom of expression and information.
Latest posts by Simin Kargar
A ‘Verified’ Social Media Account Can Help Protect Iranian Activists — If They’re Lucky Enough to Get One
Social media companies can do more to protect communities facing online attacks.
To Some Iranians Watching the US Elections, Democracy Really Seems Like a House of Cards
For some Iranians the 2016 US presidential elections has been shadowed by a demagoguery they know only too well from their own political sphere's struggles for democracy.
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women
Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.