August 24, 2011 - Updated on January 20, 2016

Interview with Nikahang Koswar, editor of collective news website

Nikahang Koswar is an Iranian journalist and cartoonist who was forced to flee his country in 2003 for trying to sketch too realistic a portrait of the society fashioned by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Now living in Canada, Nikahang launched, a collective news website, in December 2009 in order to continue the fight for freely reported news and information and “to give a voice to the voiceless.” He regards exile as a way to independence and believes that a free and critical press is the best way to “keep (politicians) humble.”