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Fred Petrossian · April, 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 April, 2006

Iran: Virginity Matters!

IranJensy (Persian) says virginity of a girl is so important in Iranian society. Blogger asks how men, who have had sex with many women can expect the girls have no...

Iran: Refugee Seekers in Church!

Panhajoyan (Persian) writes that a small group of Iranian refugee seekers, since 24 April, have occupied a church in Belgium to stay in country. Many Iranian refugee seekers are under...

Iran: Blogger Remains in Jail!

Webgardian writes according to ILNA (Iran Labour National Agency) Arash Sigarchi's, jailed blogger & journalist, appeal was rejected by Supreme Court. He must stay in jail for three years.

Iran: Joking with Nulcear

Bazardispatch says Iranians intend to survive any storm by laughing through it. Blogger reports that one of Ahmadineghad's mottos is “Nuclear Energy is our absolute right!” well the newest SMS...

Iran: Contractual Workers Fired!

Jomhour (Persian) writes that there are collective firings of contractual workers in all over country. He adds on the other side of story government appointed employees and workers have benefited...

Iran: Women, Football & Ayathollahs

Bidari (Persian) considers Ahmadinejad's decision to let women watching football in stadiums a real mistake. Blogger says people who back President don't have this kind of requests. In addition now...

Iran: Animal Rights!

Arrianna Matthieus, an American-Iranian blogger based in the United States writes about animal rights in Iran. Blogger says “In present day Iran, the cultural tradition has long overlooked the fact...

Iran: Brain Drain!

ArashKamangir finds an interesting point in Iranian President's recent news conference. Blogger writes “a reporter asked him about the brain drain. He replied “…the Iranian nation is free to go...

Afghanistan:US & Taliban

AfghanLord reports on recent Taliban attacks: Suicide bombing and attacks around the country especially in the south against international and American forces embarrassed those involved in the country, especially the...

Iran:Women & Football

Zannevesht (Persian) says that according to IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency), Iranian President wants to give permission to women to go stadiums watching football matches.

Bloglogue: US Dollars & Democracy in Iran!

Bloglogue’s first issue was about Iran in Media and several bloggers & non bloggers from different countries took part in discussion. Second issue is about a very hot issue: US...

Iran: Cartooning the nucelar crisis

In Point of View blog, we can discover several cartoons created by Sakhvarz, an Iranian cartoonist & blogger, about the ongoing nuclear crisis.

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Propaganda

Mikhak (Persian), an Iran based blogger & journalist, writes that Ahmadinejad does not act as President of all Iranians. He just continues his radical propaganda and counts on his followers....

Iran: Nuclear & Safety

Inja va Aknoun (means Here & Now) writes about nuclear technology & security related questions (Persian). He says nobody in Iran talks about the safety of people who live in...

Iran: Yellow cake and nuclear enrichment

Iranianteacher writes about yellow cakes which symbolise Iran's uranium enrichment programme. The blogger says “I really can’t be happy to see the cake. We try to resolve our inferiority complex...

Iran's Nuclear Crisis, Persian Gulf Islands and Funds for Palestine

Permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany have come together to discuss their common action against Iran and the so-called “nuclear crisis” is a very hot issue in the...

Iran: Underground Life!

Shiva (Persian), Iran based blogger, talks about underground life in Tehran's rich neighbourhood. She says in Iran you have no right to have disco but underground parties is a common...

Iran: World Have Your Say

A couple of Iranian bloggers participated in BBC's “World Have Your Say“” discussion about nuclear crisis. Several Iranian joined this discussion and shared their opinion by sending email or by...

Afghanistan: Revenue Differences!

Dialogue 3 (Persian) says that income disparity on the rise in Afghanistan. A soldier can only get 700 dollars per year while a businessman makes 600,000 dollars!

Iran: A Model Society?

Amshaspands (Persian) writes Iranian President in his declaration that Iran has started to enrich uranium, talked about Islamic Republic as a model several times. Blogger says God knows Islamic Republic...

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