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Fred Petrossian · October, 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 October, 2006

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Iran: UN Resolution Targets Iranian Students

Iranian Truth discusses the current draft Security Council resolution on Iran which states, in part: “all States shall prohibit specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals, within their territories or...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari, a new blogger in jail

We read in Sos Sanjari blog that Mehdi ( Kianoosh) Sanjari, blogger and human rights activist was arrested during disturbances in Tehran. He was there to report about the event....

Iran: The end of Ramadan

Angus McDowall is a correspondent for Middle East Economic Digest and reporter for The Independent in Iran and he is blogging. About the end of Ramadan he says for a...

Ahmadinejad: Let the Population Grow

Kamangir reports about Iranian President's speech about the population growth. President Ahmadinejad said they say two children are enough [a famous slogan for controlling Iran’s population growth in the last...

Iran:Photos & Mousavi Khoini

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger has published photos of Mousavi Khoini's, human right activist and politician, after being released from jail. According to the blogger, Mousavi Khoini was arrested on...

Iran:Government Bans Fast Internet

According to media, service providers have been told to restrict online speeds to 128 kilobytes a second and been forbidden from offering fast broadband packages. A teenage blogger, Kourosh Ziabary...

Iran: Inflation

Abbas Abdi, blogger and reformist politician says inflation is the most important threat to the Iranian present political structure [Fa]. He adds soon or late the inflation giant will wakeup.

Iran: Photos and Women

Zannevesht has published a link to National Geographic prize winner's, Newsha Tavakolian, photos. Newsha Tavakolian has been selected as a 2006 All Roads Photography Program award-winner for her photo essay...

Iran: New Research about Iranian Blogs

In Iranian Truth, Celine Petrossian shares her research about Iranian blogs. Researcher says without a doubt, blogs have allowed Iranians to connect with their homeland and cultural traditions and freely...

Ayatollah Khomeini's Letter: Nuclear Weapons and the End of War

According to various media reports, former President Hashemi Rafsanjani has made public in Tehran a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander is quoted as saying Iran would need...

Iran:Designs and Empire

Legomahi, presents a new collection of designs. The blogger says the designs are inspired by Sassanid Empire.

Iran:My sweet little terrorist song

You can read lyrics and listen to English songs of 127 band from Iran. In my sweet little terrorist lyric, we read “legally I'm nobody , when I cross the...

Iran:Taxi conversation in Tehran

View from Iran reports about an interesting conversation between one American,Iranian taxi driver and the other Iranian passengers. The blogger writes“ the driver asks they think we are terrorists, right?”...

Iran:Listen to the Iranian Underground Music

Kavian is a blogger with talent in music.Kavian's third demo album, “Evolutionary Skill” is out now and you can listen to it.

Iran:looking at Ahmadinejad's new notes

Ahmadinejad,Iranian president says in his blog that today diplomacy has been turned to distrust and unfrankness. Rarely can we see two authorities or officials from two different states sit together...

Interview with Paris Marashi, Iranian-American Vlogger

Thanks to Ethan Zuckerman, I discovered Paris Marashi's blog or vlog and her project in Iran. On Paris’ vlog we can read and watch very interesting things about Iranian daily...

Iran:Condom Israel

View from Iran has published an image from Iranian TV where you can read Arab States urge UN to condom Israel. Click here to see the photo and do not...

Iran: National interests first

Jomhour says that Iranian leaders should take care of our national interests rather than sacrificing them for the interests of other countries. The blogger says Hamas leader after receiving all...

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