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.

Programm

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Trusting Media or Information Disorder?

by Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian-Canadian journalist, blogging pioneer, research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, research associate at the MIT Media Lab, and co-author of landmark Council of Europe report Information Disorder.[...]

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Panel and Q&As

Moderator: Eva Wolfangel is a journalist, speaker, and moderator, focusing on future technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer science, cybersecurity, data journalism, the interaction between digital and real worlds, and space travel. In 2018 she was named European Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers.[...]

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