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Fred Petrossian · August, 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 August, 2006

Iran: Jahanbegloo free on bail

Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger & academic reports that Ramin Jahanbegloo, researcher & philosopher, was released on bail. According to the blogger, Ramin Jahanbegloo visited ISNA's (Iranian Students National Agency)...

Iran: Playing Pink Panther with Azeri instruments

Amin Rasooli has played Pink Panther cartoon's music with Azeri instruments. You can listen to that in Rasooli's blog.

Iranian Women's campaign demands changes to discriminatory laws

Iranian women continue their struggle for equal rights beyond all governmental obstacles. A few days ago, a group of tireless Iranian women activists launched another campaign against discrimination entitled “One...

Iran: Broken Promises & Satellite Dishes

Aknoun says that one year ago, the cultural advisor to the Iranian President said everybody is free to have a satellite dish and government will reduce pressure on people [Fa]....

Iran: Rising housing prices & confused authorities

Lahzeh says rising housing prices is a hot topic in Iran and everybody has an opinion about it. The blogger says that according to the Iranian President, the price rose...

Iran: Student activist arrested

According to Kuy, another student activist, Jamal ZaherPour was arrested a couple of days ago [Fa]. ZaherPour had been a leading student in Islamic Association of Khajeh Nasir University where...

Afghanistan: President & Compromises

Dialogue 3 says Hamid Karzai, Afghan President has done a lot of compromises with warlords and has lost his credibility among Afghans. According to the blogger poverty, corruption, and insecurity...

Iran: Unofficial media

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as...

Iran: Iranian second- rate citizens & Lebanon

Irane Emrouz writes the Speaker of Iranian Parliament has said that Iran will construct all destroyed houses in Lebanon. The blogger adds in our country there are many second -rate...

Iran: Nuclear Crisis, Broken Satellite Dishes & Jailed Students

According to the media, Iran has delivered its formal response to the demand by world powers that it suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives. World media...

Iran: Firing journalists

Yasavoli, blogger & journalist talks about how in the State run Iran newspaper, journalists who are not supporters of Ahmadinejad, loosing their jobs. The blogger considers this firing of journalists...

Iran: One day salary for Lebanon!

Faryad says one day of his/her mother's salary reduced on her pay check in the name of helping Lebanon! The blogger says it is a very ugly act to reduce...

Iran: Electricity Shortage

In Afkar Mastoor we read that Iran faces electricity shortage this year [Fa]. The blogger reminds us that Iranian government refused to advance the clocks by one hour during the...

Afghanistan: Cooperation Please!

Afghan Warrior talks about the importance of cooperation between Nato forces and Afghan National Army. The blogger says last week 12 border police were killed by a coalition air strike...

Iran: Cartoonist out of jail for 10 days

According to Full Metal Jacket, cartoonist, Mana Neyestani and his editor Mehrdad Ghasemfar got permission to come out prison for ten days [Fa].These two were arrested 80 days ago after...

Iran: A Radio for Websites

According to Haftan, Webna is a new radio to inform news about websites [Fa]. This radio has also its own blog and site. Webna calls itself Iranian Website News Agency.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's blog

MohammadAli Abtahi, reformist politician & blogger writes about Ahmadinejad's new blog. He says I think the fans of weblog and internet are happy that Mr. Ahmadinejad is also a member...

Iran: Journalism's Problem

In Dot we read that Dr.Ahmad Tavakoli, academic and writer, considers the most important problem of journalism is that Iranian journalists neither think nor work in an academic way [Fa].

Iran: Crackdown on satellite dishes

Nikahang has published a photo from ISNA (Iranian Student News Agency) showing Iranian government crackdown on satellite dishes.

Iran: Jahanbegloo & Confession

Agh Bahman says it seems Ramin Jahanbegloo's, jailed philosopher; confession film will be broadcasted on TV. The blogger says he wants to see Iranian people reaction to this confession film....

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