Feminism across cultures: Standing with women of Iran - with Nazanin Boniadi

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If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you may know Nazanin Boniadi from her portrayal of Bronwyn in the Rings of Power. If you follow her online, you may be aware of her determined activism. 

Since 2008, Nazanin has represented Amnesty International’s campaigns for the restoration of stolen human rights. In the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Nazanin's parents fled Iran for safety in London. Her fight may have started in her mother's womb, but it certainly didn't end there. 

Since September 2022, a new revolution has been ongoing in Iran after Mahsa Amini, a 22 year-old woman, died in police custody. Her crime? Allegedly violating Iran’s strict rules requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab. Nazanin has been fighting for the voices of Iranian women & girls to be heard worldwide.

In this special episode, Media Storm hosts Helena Wadia and Mathilda Mallinson speak to Nazanin about her story, and how to report on Iran - and crises around the world - without demonising foreign cultures.  

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This episode is created by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia). Follow Media Storm at @mediastormpod. 

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