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Fred Petrossian · July, 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 July, 2006

Iran: Velayati meets Fisher

According to Dr.Velayati's followers, Joschka Fisher, former German Foreign Minister will be in Tehran for two days conference on Iran-European Relations in Strategic Centre [Fa]. Fisher is going to meet...

Iran: Batebi was arrested

According to Ikna, Ahmad Batebi, activist student was arrested again [Fa]. Batebi had already spent six years in jail to participate in a student protest movement. His wife is going...

Iran: No bombs on Tehran!

Visible Track has published a photo of Tehran at night and says I could not imagine a day that my dear Tehran being bombed or destroyed like Beirut!

Afghanistan: Religious Police

Azad Afghan says it is a terrible news that Afghan government decided to create a religious police [Fa]. The blogger adds Afghanistan had already suffered a lot because of religion.

Iran: Khatami writes letters too!

In Iraneno we read that Mohammad Khatami, former President wrote a letter to several important political, religious and academic personalities such as Nelson Mandel, Kofi Annan and Noam Chomsky to...

War in Lebanon and Privatization

The Lebanon war is still hot news in Iran and Iranian bloggers talk about it. By reading some blogs we discover a very original approach to protesting against war, taking...

Iran: Does Ganji want to preach?

In Pouyashome, we read that Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist wants to be considered as a journalist and a political activist.The blogger says contrary to our expectation,Ganji likes to preach about...

Iran: Stop Stoning

Sologen has given a link to a petition to save an Iranian woman from death by stoning. We read in this petition we are deeply concerned that Ashraf Kalhori, a...

Afghanistan: How to Face Taliban!

Afghan Warrior shares his idea about how Taliban can be defeated. The blogger says there are hundreds of international peacekeeping forces in the big cities but we need their presence...

Iran: Dark days for Communication Sciences

Farid Modaresi, journalist & student activist says University of Communication Sciences is facing very dark days. The blogger adds several academics are forced to leave university such as Dr. Namk...

Iran: Stoning Six Women?

Zaneirani says according to the International Committee against Stoning six women are in the verge of stoning in Iran.

Iran: Computer Fair

Rooznamenegar No says Electronic, Computer & E commerce International Fair in Tehran was a failure. The blogger says according to some visitors there was not a real order in Fair...

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Letter

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, reformist politician talks about Ahmadinejad's letter to Merkel, German Chancellor. The blogger says Germany says that there will be no answer to Ahmadinejad's letter. Abtahi considers Germany's...

Iran: Internet & national security

Alireza Shirazi founder of fast growing Blogfa, an Iranian provider for blogs says Parliament Research Center in Iran considered internet as a dangerous instrument for national security and for people....

Ganji's Hunger Strike & Lebanon Conflict

Dissident journalist Akbar Ganji and his supporters called for a three days hunger strike to attract attention on Iranian political prisoners. Several bloggers have talked about this hunger strike movement...

Iran: Speculations about Ganji

Majid Mohammadi, a US based scholar says new wave of imaginative speculations about Ganji's agenda outside Iran reminded me of the literature and approach of Iranian security agents who connect...

Iran: Hypocrite!

Andishe No says there are several reasons why he does not like Iranian President. The blogger considers Ahmadinejad's prayer (Namaz) in the middle of a tunnel with several cameras filming...

Iran: Writing for BBC about Lebanon

Kroush Alyani says contrary to what a Tehran based analyst writes for BBC without reading reliable sources about Lebanon conflict, people in Israel do not like this conflict and war...

Iran: Journal starts blogging

Quds daily has launched its public relation's blog. Sabouhi, one of the journal bloggers says blog is like the third eye of a journalist and journalists can write with more...

Iran: No prayer with President

Tehran Shahr reports from Tehran that Resalat Tunnel was inaugurated after 9 years in the presence of President Ahmadinejad, Mayor of Tehran and some conservatives’ personalities such as Mehdi Chamran,...

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