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Fred Petrossian · December, 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 December, 2005

Iran: United Kurdish Front

According to Paiz, Nederlands based Iranian, former Sanadaj deputy in Iranian Parliament, Mr.Adib, announced the creation of United Kurdish Front. Everybody can become a member and achieving justice and equality...

Iranian Blogs & 2005

Iranian blogs continue its dynamic existence in 2005 and Persian language has become second most used language (After English Persian ties with French) in Blogosphere. Here we look at some...

Iran: Christams!

According to Zeytoun (Persian), Iran based blogger, Iranian TV has showed a lot of films about Christmas, Jesus Christ and several movies. Goverment offered 5000 christmas trees to christian churches...

Iran: Bus Strike!

According to blogger Carne, Bus Workers Union (Syndicate) in Tehran has announced on Sunday 25th of December a general bus strike in defense of their colleagues who were fired. Union...

Iran: No More Beethoven?

In Free Thoughts, a collective Iranian blog, we read The President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has decided to ban all Western music from his nation’s state radio and TV stations....

Iran: 352 comments & No Post

Khatamionline is apparently a weblog where former President,Mr.Khatami, will go blogging. Before he starts to write more trhan 350 people left comments or message for him. You can find anything...

Iran: More Sites Filtered

Reporters Without Borders welcomed an initiative by 13 Iranian deputies who have written to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest against censorship of the Internet, which they described as “unconstitutional”.The Iranian...

Khatami goes Blogging, Air Crash & survivors, Bread & Freedom!

According to Zannevesht, Iranian female blogger & journalist, former President Khatami has decided to go blogging at the end of this week. His blog , Khatamionline, is ready without a...

Afghan Blogs: Justice & War Crimes, Fighting Drugs and Parliament

Afghanistan's government recently announced it plans to address war crimes and other abuses that took place during the decades of conflict in the country. Afghan Reality writes about the importance...

Iran: Stock Market & Ahmadinejad

Zeytoun, a blogger based in Iran, says each time Ahmadinejad says something about Israel, Iranian stock market goes down. She adds people are really angry about this. Many working class...

Iran: Football & Politics

IranianTruth says Banning Iranian Football team from World Cup in Germany 2006 will deprive the Iranian people of these rare moments of genuine happiness.

Iran: Graffiti in Tehran

Irangraffti shows urban art and graffti in Tehran. (English & Persian)

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Israel

Hoder, a Toronto based blogger, says Ahmadinejad and some other conservative personalities like Keyhan (persian) newspaper's editor are following an anti Isareli line for following reasons: 1- Ahmadinejad is trying...

Iran: TV & Public Opinion

Haji, a cleric blogger, thinks that TV in Iran is canalising public opinion. During last weeks of Khatami,TV always talked about inflation but now it has become not even a...

Air Plane Crash: Anger & Sorrow

A military transport plane crashed in a residential district in Tehran, at 6th of December, killing more than 100 people including many journalists and reporters who were air plane passengers....

Iranian Hezbollah Goes Blogging

Iranian blogosphere is very diverse with thousands active blogs. Among these blogs, we can find both many pro democratic, liberal blogs and pro Islamic Republic ones. Most of these Pro...

Iran: Airplane crash & Negligence

Mr.Behi, an Iran based blogger, writes about air plane crash in Tehran: He says the level of negligence of Iranian authority is so ridiculous that only Iranian would believe it.

Iran: More risk in air

According to Baztab (an Iran based popular news site), many experienced managers and specialists in air industry were recently replaced by new faces without any experience. Baztab continues that this...

Iran:Many Killed in Plane Crash!

Webgardian wrties according to BBC and Fars news ( Link in Persian), An Iranian military plane with 94 people on board has crashed into a building in a heavily built-up...

Iran: A research Project

A Canadian graduate student is conducting a research project about Iranian weblogging. He is interested in the issues of blog-audience and censorship. Survey is in English & Perisan.

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