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Fred Petrossian · January, 2007

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 January, 2007

Iranian Bloggers Talk About Their Prison Experience

Many people for political reasons have been sent to prison in Iran. A few of those former prisoners shared their stories in books, through painting or in their blogs. Some...

Iran:Anti Iranian Government Ad on American TV

Haji Washington says that AFP,the American Foreign Policy Council,has sponsored and launched two ads against Iranian government on USA TV.One ad starts with Ahmadinejad's declaration against Holocaust and continues with...

Iran:Revolutionary Gurads say abducting Americans is easy

Kamangir reports that Sepah (Revolutionary Guards) internal journal, Sobh-e Sadegh [the real sunrise], published a short article in which the author, Reza Zaker, refers to the highly-spread pattern of American...

Iran:Images about Iran that you don't see everyday

Thanks to Omid Memarian‘s [Fa]blog, I discovered this link where you can see a lot of fantastic photos about Tehran.It is an anti war “video.”

Iran:Journalists are out of jail

According to Kosoof,three female journalists, who had been arrested yesterday while they wanted to go to India to take part in a workshop,are out of jail now.

Iran:3 Female Journalists were arrested in airport

According to Zanestan 3 female journalists and activits for women's rights were arrested today in Iran while they wanted to take a trip to India to participate in a workshop...

Iran:Bus Drivers under Pressure

According to Otoobos2,Fazl Mazaheri,a bus driver was fired because of his participation in bus strike [Fa].

Iran:”Khatami has no plan to go Israel”

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,Khatami‘s friend and reformist politician, says “tonight one of the news agencies sent a text mail stating that the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot Has claimed that they have...

Iran:We want Peace

Amin Sabeti is refering to Iranian nuclear crisis and says that Iranian people want peace and do not want to pay for another war.He says in these last two years...

Iran:Donations for Arash Sigarchi

Marz Abi reports that Arash Sigarchi, journalist and blogger,who had been sent to jail because of his writing,is suffering from cancer.The blogger encourages people to send money to a bank...

Iran:Iranian Journalist and Dissident Akbar Ganji

Nikahang writes that Akbar Ganji, journalist and dissident,Thursday, will accept the prestigious International Press Freedom award from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) awarded to him in 2000.He could not...

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt its uranium enrichment programme on December 23, 2006. Despite the gravity of the...

Iran:More Academics Under Pressure

Azar says that not only students are under pressure by authorities but academics and university professors get fired for different reasons[Fa]. The blogger writes, sometimes, the academics are accused of...

Iran: A video of Iranian nuclear facilities

This video clip is part of an Iranian TV documetary showing Iranian nuclear facilities.Thanks to FarsiTube I have found it.

Iran:Ahmadinejad's Words are from Mars

Shekkar says Ahmadinejad's words on TV tonight, makes him/her sicker.The blogger says Iranian president pretends inflation is the result of former government's policy.The blogger adds Ahmadinejad says United Nations sanctions...

Iran:Inflation makes us forgot about war

Roozmarigiha says Iranian people are so busy with high prices that pay no attention what is going on outside country's borders.The blogger says people just complain about inflation and do...

Iran:Don't Nuke me

Kamangir has created a banner with this slogan:Don't Nuke me I don't support him.The blogger used a creative way to say Iranians are not supposed to be attacked for Ahmadinejad's...

Iran:A trip without any benefits

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a reformist politician, talks about Ahmadinejad's trip to Latin America.He writes:”Mr Ahmadinejad’s trip to three anti-American courtiers was among the most cost-bearing and useless events in the...

Iran:FarsiTube

FarsiTube is based on YouTube and you can discover a lot of video clips about Iran or related stories.

Iran:Too expensive tomatoes and American warships

ViewfromIran talks about a hot topic in Iran:the price of tomatoes.The blogger shares with us her connversation with a couple of friends. The blogger writes:“Why is everything suddenly so expensive?”...

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