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Fred Petrossian · April, 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 April, 2007

Iran:Hidden thoughts of Ahmadinejad

Ahmad Shirzad,former reformist deputy in Iranian parliament, writes [Fa]that we can find out about Ahmadinejad's real thoughts if we listen to his speeches during his trips to country's provinces.According to...

Iran: Crackdown on Women Again

Iranian police have begun to crackdown on women’s dress. After the Islamic revolution of 1979, women have been obliged to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes to disguise...

Iran:247 journalists asked government to release Farahbakhsh

According to[Fa] Hanif Mazroi, 247 journlaists wrote an open letter to authorities and asked them to release Ali Farahbaksh,a journalist who was sentenced to 3 years jail.They added in the...

Iran:Disrespect to the Society

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, reformist politician, reminds us that these days ladies are inspected in many streets of Tehran. The ladies who are not wearing proper veil (hejab) are arrested… the...

Iran:Government puts economic pressure on Iranian journals

Tirouj says[Fa] government controls 80 percent of country's economic and it uses this advantage to push some journals to shutdown.The blogger says it is easy for Iranian government to cut...

Iran:Anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran

Kamangir reports about the anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Tehran.We can see how Armenians remember this day in their church in Iran in several photos.

Iranian Women's Movement Beyond Gender and Age

Thanks to Kosoof, a leading photoblogger, we can discover some important moments of this movement in photographs from the last two years. Here are six photos chosen to display that...

Iran:War for oil

ZaneIrani talks about Collin Kelley‘s poem,”war for oil” where we read No liberation force is coming, no toppling of statues or searches,for weapons of mass destruction.Here is famine, genocide,dark skin...

Iran:Most arrested students are released

According to Eteraz [Fa]most arrested students in Babol University in the northern part of country are out of jail.Sabagh,a student activist who had been kidnapped a few days ago, is...

Iran:Reflections on Virginia Tech

Kamangir reports that Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, one of the topmost Shia clerics in Iran, gave his analysis of the Virginia Tech massacre:”The incident in Virginia Tech is a sign...

Iran:Virginia shooting in Iranian Blogestan

Haji Washington[Fa] says if a Korean student had killed people in a European university as this stupid guy did in Virginia Tech, a wave of hatred would create serious problems...

Iran:Watch how a student activist was kidnapped in 35 seconds

You can watch in 35 seconds how Bijan Sabagh,a student activist in Babol university in Iran was kidnapped by security forces.Persian words in film are: Do not push..he is a...

Interview with Digital Kalashinkov, Journalist and Blogger

Blogs are the most free media in Iran and have found their own place in society. The blogs have pushed the boundaries ... Reformist politicians have given importance to bloggers....

Iran:15 students arrested in a university in Mazandaran

According to Eteraz[Fa], 15 students were arrested by security forces in a university in Mazandarn province in the northern part of country.According to the blogger a few days ago,Bijan Sabagh,...

Iran: State-Run Newspaper Mocks Ahmadinejad

Kamangir reports in Jam-e- Jam,a newspaper published by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB),the relativity theory was decorated with a picture of Einstein writing on a blackboard. Instead of...

Iran:Shortage of medicines for MS patients

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patients and their familes protested in front of a central pharmacy in Tehran because of the shortage of medicines as Hamid Sadi shows in this photo.

Iran:Women of Tehran's pre-revolution brothel district

Here are several photos of women of Tehran's pre-revolution brothel district.Photos were taken in the Citadel of the New City — “Shahreno” — was Tehran's brothel district before the 1979...

Iran:Two women activists are out of jail

According to Varsh[Fa],two women activists, Nahid Keshvarz and Mahboubeh Hosseinzadeh, are out of jail.They were arrested about two weeks ago when explaining people One Million Signatures Campaign.This campaign wants to...

Iran:Remember Ali Farahbakhsh

Hanif Mazroi [Fa] reminds us that Ali Farahbakhsh,an economic journalist,has been in prison for 5 months.The blogger says journalism is an unpredictable profession in Iran. You, as a journalist, can...

Iran:No Sunni mosques in Tehran

Alpar [Fa]talks about recent Islamic Solidarity conference in Iran. He is surprised that Sunnites in Tehran has no right to have their own mosques.He asks is Islamic Republic ready to...

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