Hossein Derakhshan

Researcher – Media & Communications / London School of Economics

Hossein Derakhshan is an Iranian-Canadian author and media researcher, as well as a pioneer of blogging, podcasts and tech journalism in Iran, over which he spent six years in prison until 2014. Now based at London School of Economics and Political Sciences in London, he spent 2018 on two research fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Media Lab. He is the co-author of a report on Information Disorder ('fake news') commissioned by the Council of Europe and several essays on the global and local socio-political implications of social media platforms, as well as the future of journalism.