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Fred Petrossian · June, 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 June, 2006

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

Iran: Pet Shop Boys & Executed Gays

KlaghSia writes that British band Pet Shop Boys has dedicated his new album to two executed Iranian homosexual teenagers (Persian). According to the blogger Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Mahroni were...

Iran: Rationing Gasoline

Yek Livan Chaye Dagh criticised government's decision to halt gasoline imports from September 23 and start rationing gasoline supplies to motorists because of budget constraints. The blogger says government wants...

Iran: Underground Churches

Achil, a blogger based in Tehran, was surprised to find a Bible in Persian in the mail box. The blogger says it seems there are more and more Moslem people...

Iran: Free Mossavi blog

FreeMossavi is a new blog to support Mossavi Khoeini, a former deputy who was arrested after 12 June demonstration. In this blog we read last night's gathering to call for...

Afghanistan: Proud to be Afghan!

Sohrab Kabuli has published a photo from the Afghan cricket team in London and says he does not understand why their t-shirts say “Proud to be Afghan”. The blogger says...

Iran: A Weird Business with Belgium

Ship considers recent news about Belgium based Exmar company's deal with Iranian Sadra company very weird. The bloggers says Belgian company asked Sadra to build ten ships for this company...

UN Human Rights Council & Presidential Election

Several bloggers wrote about the presence of Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran chief prosecutor, in the Iranian delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A few bloggers tried to find...

Iran: Death of Intellectualism

Andishe No, talks about that many university professors have been forced to be retired. The blogger writes the most important protest voice comes from universities and Iranian government's priority is...

Iran: Hope & Homeless People

Dark Dreams has published several photos from sleeping homeless people in Iran and writes ” life goes on we have hope”.

To Be or Not to Be a Martyrdom Seeker

In Iran some people call themselves martyrdom seekers and demonstrate in cities to show their readiness to die for Islamic Republic. A couple of weeks ago Mohammad Masih, blogger and...

Iran: Flags, Football & Politics

According to Omid Habibinia, media researcher & blogger, Iranian football supporters carried different flags based on their political attitudes. The blogger says some carried a flag with the sun and...

Afghanistan: Karzai & Problems

Once Upon a Place talks about the difficulties that the Afghan President is facing. The blogger says Karzai has long been between a rock and a hard place. He has...

Iran: Tragedy for refugees

According to Payvandkadeh, a 37 years old Iranian hanged himself in Denmark after his demand to become refugee was rejected for the second time (Persian).

Iran: UN Human Rights Council

Azadeh 7 says that Mr. Saeed Mortazavi, General Prosecutor of Tehran, will be present in UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The blogger adds more than 100 newspapers & magazines...

Iran: Former deputy in jail!

According to Ahmad Shirzad, Mr.Akbar Mousavi Khoiniha, former deputy of Parliament, is the only one who is not released from prison after 12 June demonstration. The blogger says Khoiniha was...

Iran: New Cops

View from Iran says there are a lot of different kinds of police in Iran. The blogger writes we had heard about Iran’s new motorcycle cops: a band of tough-looking,...

Afghanistan: An American Soldier

AfghaniDan, a US soldier in Afghanistan, talks about his experience & daily life in this country. The blogger writes “the gardens in the governor's compound give you a good idea...

Football & Presidential Election

Iran was defeated 2-0 by Portugal in World Cup and lost any hope to go to the next round. Iranian bloggers have shared their thoughts, feelings and photos about this...

Iran: Handmade Indusrty Exposition

Hezar o yek rozaneh has published several photos from Tehran's Handmade Industry exposition. We can see women in local cloth and handmade decorative products.

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