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Fred Petrossian · August, 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 August, 2007

Iran:Study says US preparing military attack

Iranian Truth writes that here’s a little story in the news that hasn’t been receiving much press circulation but is definitely of concern:According to SOAS,The United States has the capacity...

Iran:Talking to Gary Sick

View from Iran continues his interesting interviews and this time she talks with Gary Sick. The blogger says Gary Sick was in the Carter administration during the taking of the...

Iran:Iranian historical buildings in 6 photos

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger, has published Iranian historical buildings in 6 photos.The blogger has given an explanation about each one.

Iran:An abstract painting and a real Kebab!

Aref Adib has published two photos:one is a painting from Howard Hodgkin,a British painter, and the other one is a photo of a Kebab in Vienna.The blogger invites us to...

Iran:US policy and a web site

Azarmehr says that during his visit to US last Novemeber :”we had a meeting at the US State Department. We were told that the US does not have a policy...

Iran:Crackdown on Professors

Kamangir says according to a new law, all state-run universities are obliged to report any trip their faculty members go to outside the country. The trips have to be reported...

Iran:Popular Programs in TV

Farnam Bidgoli in Parsarts introduces some popular programs in Iranian TV and explains us the reasons of their success.We can see some video clips too.

Iran:A blogger was beaten up by mafia

Mojeh Sevom ,blogger and journalist,says[Fa] that Javid Asadzadeh an active blogger in Urmia in Azerbaijan province, was beaten up and got injured by local mafia.This blogger has written several times...

Iran:James Joyce filtered

Freekeyboard informs us that we can not anymore search James Joyce[Fa] in Google or Yahoo in Iran,because this great writer is filtered.The blogger says it is very stupid filtering.He adds...

Iran:”Pray that Ahmadinejad Dies”

Hamed Talebi in his blog,Moslem Reporter, writes[Fa] that Ghodratollah Alikhani, a deputy in Iranian Parliament, told people in a village that “Pray God that Ahmadinejad (Iranian president) dies, then your...

Iran:Economic problems

Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won presidential election thanks to his economic promises but in the last two years, inflation and economic crisis have made life very difficult for many...

Iran:Fox Attacks

Robert Greenwald's short film, “FOX Attacks: Iran“, outlines “the evidence from the station's own broadcasts, comparing their reporting before the Iraq war with what they are saying now about Iran.”

Iran: A worker activist moved to hospital

According to[Fa] Kargaran (means workers) blog,Mahmoud Salehi, a jailed worker activist,moved to a hospital in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, on 23th of August.

Iran:Iranian nature in 50 photos

Kosoof, a leading photoblogger, has published more than 60 photos to show different aspects of Iranian nature.

Iran:Protesting against the death of flamingos

Wild life of Iran says[Fa] that tommorow,27th of August,some pro environment Iranians will organize a protest demonstration against the death of 2000 flamingos in Lake Bakhtegan,a protected natural area, in...

Afghan bloggers irritated by Iranian TV series

The Afghan embassy in Iran has complained about an Iranian television series on Channel 3, Char Khoone, that depicts Afghans characters as villains. Several Afghan and even Iranian bloggers have...

Iran:Iran, USA and Cheetah Project

Sepideh Saremi writes despite continued political tensions between the United States and Iran, the Iran Cheetah Project, a joint effort of the U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Iran’s Department...

Iran:New experience, new photos

Kosoof, a leading photoblogger,shares his new experiences in his blog.

Iran:Iranian-American Scholar Freed

View from Iran writes that Haleh Esfandiari,Iranian-American scholar,is free now.The blogger says that Esfandiari's mother had to put up her house as bail. This is the case time and time...

Blogging for democracy around the world

Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia...

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