All articles by: Hossein Derakhshan

Hossein Derakhshan is a Canadian-Iranian author and media analyst. He was the pioneer of blogging in Iran which earned him the title of ‘blogfather’ there. He spent six years in prison in Iran over his writings and web activism.

Perspectives | Migration

How Germany reduced the number of asylum seekers from the Balkans

By - 17.08.2018

The legal migration opportunities born amongst the 2015 spike in asylum claims.

Perspectives | Media

The emerging illiterate class is hooked on Facebook videos – and that’s good news for demagogues

By - 21.12.2016

Millennials communicate through emojis, bringing forth a new form of over-simplified, emotional news.

Perspectives | Media

The web we have to save

By - 10.12.2016

The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying. Why is nobody stopping it?