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Fred Petrossian · November, 2005

I am a Europe based Iranian journalist, blogger, and researcher. I joined Global Voices in summer 2005 and I used farid pouya and hamid tehrani as nicknames. I was the Iran editor of GlobaI Voices from May 2006 to January 2015. I have also been involved with several digital projects such as Digiactive and March 18 Movement [Think Social award 2009]. I co-edited and co-wrote “Hope, Votes and Bullets” book about Iran's protest movement and social media. For about 9 years I had been the Online Editor in Chief of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty's Persian service (Radio Farda) in Prague. Twitter: @fredpetrossian

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Latest posts by Fred Petrossian from November, 2005

Iran: Against Aids

Fanous, a collective blogger, on Thursday different Iranian associations will gather in front of Shahr Theatre to encourage people to fight against Aids and to protect HIV's people rights. (Link...

Afghanistan: Election

Afghanistan Warrior:Although 40% of the winners are former jihadi leaders and warlords, the finalized results show that more than 50 percent of the winners are the supporters of President Karzai...

Iranian Blogs: Unrest in University, Ahmadinejad in UN

Government chose a cleric and university Professor, Ayatollah Amid Zanjani, as chancellor of Tehran University. There are many questions and concerns about his education and conservative political background. Fanous (...

Iran: BBC & a Mistake ?

Hanif Mazroi, a former jailed journalist & active blogger, says BBC made a mistake to say that new director , a cleric, of University of Tehran has no university degree....


(November 27 14:30 Brussels Time):According to BBC Several dead in south Iran quake :A powerful earthquake has hit southern Iran, damaging several villages and killing at least five people and...

Iran: Church & Blog

Iranian Church in Brussels is, probably, first Iranian church which started using blog to communicate with members & non members. (Link in Persian)

Iran: Women & Violence

Feminist Iranian Tribute says Non violence day against women was a failure in Iran. A conference was organised by goverment and “specialists” asked women to tolerate violence. Link in Persian

Iran: Blogger Escaped Iran

Shahram Kholdi writes in his blog that Seraji, a blogger who had been jailed for his political opinion, escaped Iran to Turkey illegally, as he did not possess any valid...

Iran: Interview with Leos Carax

New Wave, Iranian blogger, has published blogger's interview with famous French movie director, Leos Carax. (Link in Persian)

Iran: Save Pasargad

Baily & Me, an blogger based in Denmark, urges Iranian and people around the world to get mobilized to save Pasargad Plains, an archaeological site, which will be gone under...

Iran: Non Moslems are Animals!

Sharam Kholdi reports that according Shargh newspaper, Ayatholah Janati, Guardian Council's secretary, said “Humans who follow anything but Islam are the same as those animals who wander about and graze...

Iranian Blogs: WSIS & Human Rights

Shirin Ebadi, Noble Laureate, was one of speakers in World Summit for Information & Society in Tunisia. According to Ravi(Link in Persian), Mrs. Ebadi spoke about censorship, jailed bloggers and...

Iran: A Winner Blog

Zannevesht, a blog written by Mrs. Parastoo Dokoohaki, was chosen as the best Iranian blog by the jury for Deutsche Welle weblog awards.

Afghanistan Blogs: Dead Poetess, Violence & Liberation

Guftugo ( it means dialogue), an Afghan blogger, writes about Nadia Anjoman, poetess who was murdered by her husband in Herat. Many say jealousy motivated husband to kill this young...

Iran:uranium enrichment

Alpar asks questions about uranium enrichment which has caused too many problems for country. Alpar asks which one is important uranium enrichment or cultural enrichment or people's life enrichment? What...

Iran: Media under Pressure

Omid Memarian, an Iran based blogger & journalist, writes ” Some of the journalists have changed the sections they used to cover. Some of them have changed their job and...

Iran: 25000 books got burned

Pejvake Khamoush (means silent echo), an Iranian cleric & blogger, writes “According to Mehr News agency 25000 books were burned after fire destroyed library of faculty of Law in Tehran...

Iran: We are Iran book

Khabgard says “We are Iran” which is about Persian blogs, is not a reliable source. Book only talks about less than 2 percent of blogs. Khabgard writes Nasrin Alavi's, book's...

Iran: literature & Blog

Abbas Maroufi, Germany based writer & blogger, has decided to publish one of his books on his blog. Book's name is ” Fereydoun had three sons” and people can download...

Iran: Jordan Explosions

Abtahi, former Vice Preident writes about recent Jordan explosions: “Blowing oneself up in the lobby of a hotel or in the middle of a restaurant with no preservations because of...

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