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Fred Petrossian · December, 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 December, 2006

Iran:A Happy New Year?

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, reformist politician and blogger, says probably situation in Iran and many other parts of the world, in 2007 won't be better than previous year. He adds, but...

The Iranian Blogestan on Saddam Hussein's death

Several Iranian bloggers talked about Saddam Hussein's death and remembered the Iran-Iraq war. Alpar says this year can be considered one of the worst for dictators, adding that Monday's newspapers...

Iran:Ahmadinejad after defeat in Council of City Election

Pro Ahmadinejad's forces got defeated in city council election. Digital Kelachinkov analysed the outcome of this defeat. He says“Populist-fundamentalist” is probably the best term for describing Ahmadinejad and his group....

Iran:Internet Sites in Iran

FaryadNameh says blogging has become popular in Iran due to the lack of free media, but internet,in general, has not been really developed in country.The blogger says it is rare...

Iran:Sleepless Dictators

Futurama says if you listen to one of Saparmurat Niyazov's, former Turkmenistan President, speech, you find out he had never thought about his death. The blogger says the day of...

Iran:Meeting with Hanieh

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former Vice President and reformist politician,writes in his blog that he and some other political personalities had been invited to Embassy of Palestine in Tehran when Mr.Hanieh,Palestinian Prime...

Iran:The Jailed Iranian Christian Converts

Azarmehr reminds us that in this Christmas period there are several Iranian Christian converts who are in the jail, just for their faith.

Iran:Who is the best Iranian of the year

Thanks to Aroosak Kooki blog, I have discovered a link to Iranian.com where 860 people voted for “the best Iranian of the year.” There are very interesting people on the...

Iran:Remember Bam

Several bloggers remember in their blogs about Bam earthquake,three years after disaster. Shamgahan has published a couple of photos of earthquake . The blogger asks what has been done for...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari is Out of Jail

Sos Sanjari blog says “Kianoosh Sanjari,a young blogger and reporter who had been in prison for more than 70 days, is finally out of prison[Fa].”

Afghanistan:Snow in Kabul

Thanks to Cheragh blog,we can see several photos of Kabul and its heavy snow.

Iran:Virginia Woolf in Tehran

Bokhara Magazine has organised a Virginia Woolf night in the House of Artists in Tehran. You can see several photos in Tadaneh blog.

Iran:A blogger shares her feeling about her filtered blog

Lady Sun shares her feeling about her filtered blog. The blogger says:”I'm just amazed how stupid these people are who can't stand a simple blog that is mostly about personal...

Iran: Interview with Omid Memarian, Blogger and Human Rights Activist

Omid Memarian is a journalist and blogger, well known in Iran for his news analysis, regular columns and blogs in English and Persian. In October 2004 Omid was arrested, along...

Iran:Syndicate leader is out of jail

According to AghBahman [Fa], Mansour Osanlou,head of the executive committee of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, is out of prison now.

Iran: The word “women” is no more filtered

According to FreeKeyboard the word “women” is not any more filtered in Iran [Fa].

Iran:A blogger was elected

A blogger from Hamedan is among the elected ones in City and Village Councils election.Mrs.Mehrnoush Najafi wrote a post on her election story with “kind hands of people” as its...

Iran:Iranian President talks about Student Protest

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, wrote in his blog about student protest movement in AmirKabir University during his speech.In his blog,we read “when students with an absolute total freedom – without being...

Iran:Holocaust Seminar and its Costs

Abtahi, a reformist politician, writes about Holocaust seminar in Iran.The blogger says :what is the reasoning behind the idea that the Iranian nation should pay for a historical research on...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari,jailed blogger is under more pressure

According to SosSanjari blog, Kianoosh Sanjari, a jailed blogger, was ordered by Islamic judge to accept and confirm all his accusations. Sanajri refused thais order and was sent back to...

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