Latest posts by Mahsa Alimardani

The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid

  23 September 2015

A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.

Iran Closes Down Hardline Newspaper After Anti Nuclear Deal Coverage

  3 August 2015

Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on July 13. Iran shuts down hardline conservative weekly for criticising the nuclear deal pic.twitter.com/dMKJKKAcuK — Mehrzad Kohanrouz (@MehrzadBBC) August 3,...

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

  15 May 2015

Discussions regarding the implementation of “intelligent” filtering have proliferated Internet policy within Iran. “Intelligent” filtering is a process whereby they filter select content on a social media platform, rather than the entire site. Our recent research covered the extent of this program on Instagram. In response to “intelligent’ filtering discussions,...