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Fred Petrossian · January, 2006

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 January, 2006

Bus Strike & Bloggers in Israel

Iranian bus drivers tried to start a strike on Saturday for better work conditions and liberation of their syndicate leader. A one event blog, Otobos1 (Otobos means bus in Persian),...

Afghan Whispers: Censorship & London Conference

Afghan Lord informs us that there are more and more private TV channels in Afghanistan but he warns about the danger of censorship: Beside of four private channels like Ariana...

Iran: Hunger Strike!

According to Paiz, Nederland based blogger & human right activist, several of arrested bus drivers started a hunger strike (Persian). Hundreds of bus drivers and workers got arrested on Saturday...

Iran: Perisan Blog & Israel

Hoder informs us that first blog in Perisan has been launched by an Iranian from Israel. Blog's name is Cafe Guisbourg and talks about blogger's daily life in Tel Aviv.

Iran: 350 Bus Workers Arretsed!

According to Danshamouzaen Mobarez (means Fighting Students) more than 350 bus drivers & workers, who wanted to start general strike today, got arrested (Persian). Some other drivers were beaten by...

Iran: Enemy is China!

Sadetar az Ab (means more simple than water), an Iran based blogger, says neither US nor Israel is Iran's enemy but China. Bloggersays more and more Iranian national companies bankrupted...

Iran: Blogger in Jail!

Arash Sigarchi is a journalist with Irane ma, an Iran based Persian online journal and a blogger. First Arash was arrested and charged with insulting the leader, collaborating with the...

Iran: Bus Strike Again!

According to webgardian, bus drivers in Tehran will start a new strike on Saturday. They protest against imprisonement of their syndicate leader, Mr.Asdanlou. It seems several other syndicate responsibles have...

Afghanistan: Help Schools!

In the Afghan Local Radio blog, a Pashto speaking Afghan in a letter talks about a request from Afghan leaders: Help our schools.

Iran: BBC & Abtahi

Abtahi (Persian), cleric blogger and former vice president, says filtering BBC is a weird action, because people get information from BBC radio broadcasting. He adds filtering political sites is similar...

Afghanistan: Crimes!

Afghan Lord reports that crime is on the rise in Afghanistan as people who have returned from war have joined gangs of highway robbers.

Bloggers in Pain, National Interest & Broken Promises

According to ManNamanam, Mojtaba Samininejad, imprisoned blogger, accompanied with two prison guards, with handcuffs, was permitted to write one of his final exams. He is a student in social communications,...

Afghan Whispers

There is a new Afghan blog which promotes peace and non violence in the world. In Afghan Peacemakers we read : The concept of non-violence as a method of change...

Iran: National Confidence Party

Teste democracy (Democracy Test in English!) says other political parties can learn a lot from new National Confidence Party. Blogger adds ” this new party has a site, a news...

Iran: Last Gamble!

Hasan Agha, says by inviting Moqtada Sadr to Iran, Iranian rulers clearly show their role in making troubles in Iraq to whole world(Persian). According to blogger, it seems Iranian rulers...

Iran: BBC Filtered!

According to Hoder, BBC Persian which is very popular in Iran and Entekhab a conservative site, have been filtered. It seems Iranian government is filtering more & more.

Iran: Stencils of Islamic Revolution

Iran graffiti exposes a couple of stencils (Persian) of Islamic Revolution on the walls. There are images of Khomeini & Beheshti.

Iran: World Cup & Nuclear

Several bloggers such as Khorshid Khanoum (Lady Sun – in Persian) invited Iranians to vote in CNN quick vote concerning Iran & World Cup: Should Iran be banned from soccer's...

Iran:No War!Peace Please!

In Zemestan ( means Winter), blogger shares his feeling about peace and war. He says nothing is more preciouse than life (Persian) and a smile on a child's face. He...

Afghanistan: Kabul & Security Barriers

Afghan Warrior writes that the people of Kabul support the decision of their government regarding the removal of the security barriers from the streets of the capital. These barriers create...

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