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Fred Petrossian · March, 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 March, 2007

Iran: Connecting the Medical World and Norouz Inspires Reflection

Iranian bloggers provide information, share their opinions, and discuss various issues with their photography, illustrations, and text. But that's not all. Occasionally, they launch plans to make the world a...

Iran:Sanctions and reactions

Kamangir informs us about a piece titled “ten points about Resolution 1747 ” published on Alef,a right-wing site.According to this piece:”While it had no effect on this resolution it might...

Iran:A few photos of several extinct and endangered animals

Animal Science blog has published several photos and description of extinct animals in Iran such as “Iranian Lion”(Panthera Leo Persica) or Mazandaran Tiger.There are also photos of endagered animals such...

Iran:All women activists are free

According to Asieh Amini [Fa], two more jailed women activists are out of prison now. This means all women activits who had been jailed at the beginning of march, were...

Iran:American spiritual leaders in Iran

There is an interesting link in Khorshidkhanoum blog about a program on PBS site. We watch producer Jamila Paksima revisits her birth country of Iran with American spiritual leaders hoping...

300: More Than a Movie for Many Iranians

Cartoon by Afshin Sabouki from Project 300, an artistic response to 300, the movie. The movie “300”, based on a Frank Miller comic book, has been both a big hit...

Iran:Made in USA Cigars

Haji Washington says that Iranian parliament has given permission for importing cigars ( cigaretts) without any restriction, The blogger adds that American cigarettes are considered as agricultural products and they...

Iran:New life for three journals

According to Madeh 19[Fa],judiciary authorities have given permission to three banned journals such as reformist Shargh to be published again.

Iran:Ahmadinejad's new message in his blog

Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a new message in his blog.He says he got a letter from an American woman whose son was sent to Iraq.He writes I am sorry to...

Iran:Women in politics

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,reformist politician, talks about women in politics.He writes When no reformist or conservative politicians provide the chance for serious development of women at high levels, it is natural...

Iranian Women Activists in Pain and Ahmadinejad's Trip to NY

Two of 32 women activists, Shadi Sadr (thanks to Kosoof,we can see her photo here) and Mahboobeh Abassgholizadeh, who were arrested during a peace demonstration in Tehran on 4th of...

Iran:Zarafshan,human rights activist is out of prison

Rozmaregi [Fa]says that Nasser Zarafshan,human rights activist and lawyer, after being in jail for 5 years,is out of prison today.

Iran:Freedom of speech in taxicabs and butcher shops

View from Iran says Iran is a society filled with thoughtful and outspoken individuals. Only the bravest or the most desperate have the nerve to organize. The rest exercise their...

Iran:Anti war rally in Toronto, Canada

Sibiltala[Fa] invites Iranian to take part in anti war demonstration in front of USA Consulate in Toronto, Canada. The blogger says usually there are a few Iranians who participate in...

Iran:End of a nightmare in Moscow Airport

According to Kamangir, an Iranian family, a mother with two children, who stayed for nine months in Moscow airport,got accepted as refugees in Canada.You can see their photo here.

Iran:Several teachers were arrested

According to Khorous a few hundreds security agents repressed teachers’ demonstration in front of Parliament[Fa] and several of them were arrested.Teachers have asked for a salary raise but their negotiation...

Afghan Whispers:Alcohol,Women and Iranian connection

Afghan bloggers and non Afghan bloggers who write about Afghanistan have lot of stories to share: From alcohol to women and afghan immigrants problems. Alcohol Onne Parl tells us why...

Iran:A short video against war

Thanks to Iranian.com, we can see a short video against a possible war against Iran.

Iran:Most jailed women activists were released

According to Omid Memarian,all jailed women activists are released except three of them.The blogger adds “one of the women released in the second group told Rooz,an online magazine,: “The interrogators...

Iran:Silent protest in front of Parliament

According to Agha Bahman[Fa],tomorrow for one hour between 14h and 15h, protestors to recent repression against women activists, will come together in front of Parliament.The blogger says it will be...

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