“Self-Censorship: Iranian Blogger’s Struggle” by Shahab Mim

When a fellow blogger was arrested in Iran’s Mazandaran, a strange sense of fear began to grow in me. The detained blogger, like me, had covered controversial topics such as women’s right. It was during this time that bloggers like me suddenly felt that they are being surveilled in the cyber space for addressing topics and opinions that were often censored in mainstream press and media. It was an unpleasant feeling.

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Shahab Mim
Shahab Mimi is a former Iranian blogger, and an essayist in theology and philosophy.


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