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Fred Petrossian · September, 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 September, 2007

Iran:3000 Hungry Workers

29 September 2007

According[Fa] to Kaargar (means worker), 3000 workers in Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Khuzestan province,started a strike on Saturday.The blogger says that workers protested against their poor conditions and chanted slogans such as “Haft Tapeh workers are hungry.”

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University

29 September 2007

Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become a hot topic in media throughout the world. Several Iranian and American bloggers have reacted to the incident. NikAhang Kosar,a...

Iran:Che Guevara's children visited Iran

26 September 2007

Amin Taghikhani says that Che Guevara's two children came to Iran and met with Iranian officials last week.The blogger writes[Fa] “do Che Guevara's children know that thousands of Marxists have been executed by Islamic Republic!”

Iran:Bahai's in Trouble

24 September 2007

Iranian Truth says Bahai’s are a discriminated class in Iran and are often ignored by the Diaspora completely. In Iran, they have in many cases been uprooted from their homes, denied access to resources equal and on par with other Iranians, and even violently attacked strictly on the basis of...

Iran:Ahmadinejad,WTC and Khavaran

20 September 2007

Balouch says [Fa] that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's request to visit World Trade Center, in N.Y., was refused by American authorities.It seems Iranian president wanted to lay flowers in memory of 9/11 victims.The blogger says Iranian president,instead of visting WTC, can go visiting Khavaran cemetery where thousands of executed political prisoners were...

Iran:”Haleh Esfandiari is still a prisoner”

20 September 2007

Hanif,one of Iranian bloggers who had been arrested and jailed for blogging, says[Fa]that Haleh Esfandiari,Iranian-American scholar, contrary to many other former prisoners,after leaving Iran,told that she had not been mistreated in prison.Hanif says according to his prison experience,political prisoners had been asked by security agents to talk positively about their...

“Iran:Feminists “leaving country”

20 September 2007

Mohmmad Masih in his blog, Sineh Sorkh, writes [Fa]that several Iranian feminists have recently left country.The blogger says that these women activists have found a place to stay in UK,Netherlands and USA.The blogger adds that Iranian feminist movement is disappearing.

Iran:Slogans and Government

20 September 2007

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president, writes that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president,when he was elected two years ago, talked a lot about that using private flight and private plane is against public treasury and that trips should be made through ordinary gate and not VIP gate.The blogger adds “after one...

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Iranian bloggers stirred over cockroach cartoon

18 September 2007

About a week ago, a Chicago newspaper, The Colombus Dispatch, published a cartoon that depicts Iran as a sewer with cockroaches crawling out of it. The cartoon has created intense discussion among Iranian bloggers, especially those living in North America. Iranians as cockroaches Iranian Truth says, it is no small...

Iran:Iranians have access to Google and BlogFa again

18 September 2007

Accroding to[Fa]Free Keyboard,Iranians have access to Google,Gmail and Blogfa,a leading Perisan provider of blogs,again.The blogger says “it seems that people who blocked these sites,found out that they did a stupid thing!” These three sites were blocked for 24 hours.The blogger informs us how we can go beyond filterting and read...

Iran:Perisan Blogging Turns Six

11 September 2007

Kamangir says six years ago, on September 7th Salman Jariri [Fa]started writing the first Persian blog. Since then, tens of thousands of other Iranians have started writing in their blogs about everything, from how they have been thinking last night to the recent political development

Iran:Born on September 11th

11 September 2007

In Iranian American Jews blog we read often times when folks discover that I was born on September 11th they express a sense of shock and sadness for me since terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001.The blogger says that one of the bloodiest days of the Iranian revolution...

Video-blogging from battlefield in Afghanistan

11 September 2007

Vaughan Smith, founder of the Frontline Club for journalists in London, is video-blogging from Afghanistan on Frontline's blog. On September 1, 2007 he reported on a battle between British and Afghan soldiers against the Taliban. Vaughan said: The Green Zone is the area on either side of the Helmand River,...

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