Simin Kargar

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.

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Latest posts by Simin Kargar

16 October 2017

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.

24 June 2015

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.