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Fred Petrossian · September, 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 September, 2006

Iran:Ayatollah Khomeini's letter and nuclear bomb

Kamangir talks about Ayatollah Khomenii's letter that was published after 18 years. We read in media, a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a...

Iran:Ganji's letter to America

Nim Negah has published an excerpt of Akbar Ganji's, Iranian journalist and human rights activist, “Letter to America” in Washington Post. Ganji asked for a direct and transparent talk between...

Afghanistan:Between war and peace

Afghan Warrior talks about countrie's security problems. The blogger says the daily life of most Afghan people is normal but in some southern and western provinces the daily life of...

Iran:A blog service was filtered by mistake!

According to Reportes without Borders,a blog service,[Fa], was briefly blocked “by mistake” by Iranian Internet Service Providers. In Persian blog we read access to 650,000 blogs got blocked for...

Iran:Blaming Afghans

Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in...

More banned journals and Khatami in the USA

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily...

Iran:A tortured political leader

Roozmaregiha writes that Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoini, jailed political prisoner and former deputy in Iranian parliament, seized opportunity at his father's funeral where he had found a few minutes of...

Iran: American short stories in Persian

Ketablog says a collection of nine short stories from contemporary American writers has been published in Persian in Iran [Fa]. The collection's name is Goodness of God and we can...

Iran:Washington Post

Washington Post invites Iranian bloggers to share their opinions about what is going on between US and Iran.

Iran:Deep Dish Score Music for Anousheh Ansari

In Community Weblog of Persian Students in the UK we read that Grammy Award-winning production and Iranian-American DJ duo Deep Dish today announced the recording of ‘Be the Change’, an...

Iran: Ahmadinejad in UN

Kamangir has published a cartoon and a link to several photos regarding Ahmadinejad's visit in United Nations.

Iran:An Ayatollah Under Pressure

Irane Emrouz has published a letter from Ayatollah Seyed Hussein Kazemini Broujerdi. This high ranked cleric wrote that he and his followers had been under pressure and torture by the...

Pope, Cultural Revolution, Airplane Crash and Kofi Annan

Many people in the Muslim world got angry and protested against the Pope's speech where he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire. Stressing that they...

Iran: Media, Religion and 11 September

In Webgardian we read Mohammad Ali Abtahi's, former vice president and blogger, article on religion, media and 11 September. Abtahi says after September 11, most media have functioned to strengthen...

Iran:Another magazine was banned

According to Pourostad, monthly magazine, Psychology of Society was closed down by authorities [Fa].

Iran:Music shops in trouble

According to Agha Bahman, several music institutes and shops were closed in Iran. The blogger says it seems they used to sell tickets for underground rock concerts [Fa].

Iran:Reversible Reforms

Aknoun says that he read in conservative Keyhan newspaper that male teachers won't be able to teach in girls high schools [Fa].The blogger adds during eight years of reformist government...

Iran:Attacking Etemad Meli Journal

Madeh 19 reports Etemad Meli journal's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails. According to the blogger it is second time that Etemad Meli's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails [Fa]....

Iran:Blogger was released

According to Hanif Mazroi, the jailed blogger, Mojtaba Samiinejad,was released after being 18 months in jail [Fa].

Iran:Referendum and Nuclear Energy

Ali Mazroi, reformist politician and former deputy in Parliament says it is better to organize a referendum to know if people want this nuclear energy or not. He says personally...

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