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Mahsa Alimardani

DPhil Student

Mahsa Alimardani

DPhil Student


Mahsa is an Internet researcher focusing on freedom of expression and access to information online in Iran. Her research aims to understands communications ecologies within Iran’s information control space. Mahsa has worked on digital rights on Iran since 2012, in various capacities within civil society. She does research on freedom of expression online in the MENA region with the human rights organisation ARTICLE19. Mahsa is also a Senior Information Control Fellow with the Open Technology Institute, and a Graduate Resident of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. 


Supervisors at the OII

Ralph Schroeder

Helen Margetts



Research Interests

Telegram; Social media; social movements; information controls; censorship; surveillance; MENA; Iran; digital activism.

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2017 -



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