I was so inspired this week by Maral Pourkazemi’s master’s thesis: The Iranian Internet. Through it, she translates data/information into a visual narrative, giving us an incredible visual representation of the Iranian Internet. Pourkazemi writes, “after months of research I designed this Infographic which contains six content panels. It starts with general information about the Internet usage (1), goes on with the idea of a “Halal” or “national” Internet (2), shows two ways of how the Iranian user escapes the “Halal” Internet (3), a little part of the Iranian blogosphere showing what kind of blogs get filtered (4), going on with the sophisticated cyber repression (5) which is initiated by the paradox system of government (6).”

Not only does this piece show the power of visualization, but it provides great inspiration for multimedia journalists looking for inspiration for telling important stories in new ways. Pourkazemi also offers a great look at how the project came together in a separate post titled Making of a Master.

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