Hossein Derakhshan Profile picture
Studying personalization. Ex @MediaLSE @medialab @Shorensteinctr+ Iran Evin prison (6yrs). Wrote 'Web We Have to Save', co-wrote ‘Information Disorder’.🇮🇷🇨🇦
May 18, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
End of news? My essay on why the crisis of journalism is beyond business models or trust—and what it means for democracy. #media #journalism
medium.com/s/story/face-i… News was a historical cultural invention within certain conditions and with specific functions. Those conditions have now changed, I argued, leading to the demise of news. medium.com/s/story/face-i…
Jan 6, 2018 27 tweets 4 min read
Recent unrests in Iran were neither entirely about inequality, nor fully about democracy. They were more about one thing: Succession to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
#Iran #IranProtests President Rouhani, a moderate reformer, has turned out to be a solid contender since his landslide victory last year. Hence the rise of unprecedented challenges by hardliners, and, as a senior reformist politician recently said, much more problems than former president Khatami.