Freedom in Iran can only come when Iranian women have equal rights and are free to choose their own destiny, Masih Alinejd tells Carnegie Endowment’s Middle East program devoted to a discussion on her recently published memoir the women’s rights in Iran.
Our camera is our weapon, Masih Alinejad talks about #MeToo movement in Iran and how women are fighting back against harassment
My Stealthy Freedom – Episode 5
It is now years later and Masih’s journalism have turned her into a target. Masih finds that she is no longer safe in Tehran working as a political journalist. She is forced into exile during the Iranian elections of 2009 but finds a way to protest against the Islamic Republic with her online movement.
In this intense memoir, Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and women’s rights advocate, writes about her life of resistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Alinejad chronicles her teenage years in a rural village in the 1990s, pulling pranks as a kind of rebellion against the supreme leader (in a high school Quran-reading competition, she recited an epic poem by Ahmad Shamlou in Persian); as an adult, she became a prominent, globally recognized advocate for women’s rights in Iran. Read more “My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran”