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Fred Petrossian · February, 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 February, 2006

Afghan Whispers

Afghan Reality encourages foreign forces such as Canadian soldiers stay in Afghanistan. The blogger says “Security. Security. Security. This is a persistent call for international assistance from the Afghan government,...

Iran: Being American Iranian

Brooding Persian talks about in an ironic way about being American Iranian in a future US-Iran war: In a case I am taken as a prisoner of war by either...

Iran: Moslems & Buddha

HasanAgha asks Shiites Moslems (Persian) who are protesting against destruction of their shrine, why they did nothing when Taliban government in Afghanistan demolished Buddha’s statues in Bamyan?

Iran: Cutting Trees!

Hanouz, an Iran based journalist & blogger, talks about cutting thousands trees (Persian) in Levizan forest in neighbourhood of Tehran. According to the blogger, Tehran's municipality is cutting these trees...

Iran: Football & Women

Panahandegi writes about women & their problem to go watching a football game in Iran. Blogger says did you know that a woman in Iran need to be granted an...

Non Violence, Conservatism & Human Rights

Fanousian , a collective blog, has done an interview with Dr. Brian Martin writer in nonviolence, and associate professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong. This...

Afghan Whispers: Civil Society, Corruption & Secularism

Safrang writes about civil society in Afghanistan : “As the world is becoming a small but global village such proceedings not only entails scattering within the human family but also...

Iran: Poetry & Nuclear!

Abbas Maroufi, Germany based famous writer, poet and blogger, has writtena poem about nuclear energy (Persian). He says in this nuclear energy is not modern, killing people is not modern,...

Iran: Valentine & a Joke

Abtahi, a cleric blogger & reformist politician, writes about Valentine that a guy buying love gifts asks the sales attendant for a dozen cards with the sentence “I ONLY LOVE...

Iran: Bloggers back Fired Professor

According to Rooznamenegar No (New Reporter) many bloggers back popular communication professor, Mr.NamakDoost, who was fired recently (Persian). It seems Saturday there will be a demonstration to back him. During...

Ganji, Revolution & Cartoons

Nima Milanian in Iranian Truth, a group blog, writes about Akbar Ganji, jailed journalist, Blogger reminds us Ganji's solitary confinement and says: “Five months in solitary confinement. There is a...

Iran: Word “Lovers “Filtered!

According to Gladiator, an Iran based blogger, in most ISPs word lover(s) (Ashegh or Asheghan in Persian) has been filtered!

Afghan Whispers: Hope, Hate & Fire

Afghan Reality talks about signs of hope for Afghanistan after the London conference. The blogger says: “Afghanistan Compact will serve as the international community's reassurance in helping rebuild Afghanistan. The...

Iran: Starbucks or Star Box

Mr.Behi, Iran based blogger writes “I enjoy the taste and atmosphere of The Starbucks Coffee whenever I travel outside of Iran. Being an American company, Starbucks cannot open any branch...

Iran: A Deadly Mistake

FMSokhan ( Persian), Iran based blogger and journalist, writes life of Mrs. Afroutan, Tamadon Hormozgan journalist, is in danger in prison. She and several other journalists were arrested when they...

Bloglogue: Iran in the Media

Bloglogue project finally was launched on webgardian blog with the following questions: Do you think the news that we get about Iran or sensitive issues are biased? Why? And how...

Iran: Revolution & Stupidity?

In Samimanetar, (Persian) blogger says he heard several times from Tajzadeh, Islamic activist before revolution, political reformist & blogger, that we were not stupid to make revolution in 1970's, stupid...

Afghanistan: Danish Cartoons!

Afghan Lord reports on demonstrations in Afghanistan over the Danish Muhammad cartoons.”

Iran: Only Solution!

Mehrangiz Kar (Persian), US based human rights activist & blogger, says not only extremist forces inside Iranian State don't want any direct negotiation with US but some other Iranians reject...

Iran: Danish Cartoons again!

Mr.Behi, Iran based blogger, says even if we suppose that the newspaper wanted to show the “ugly face of intolerant hard-line Muslims of our time” It was easier to symbolise...

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