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Fred Petrossian · November, 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 November, 2007

Iran:Financial Times interviewed an Iranian Journalist

Akbar Montakhabi, blogger and reformist journalist,told Financial Times that he has changed jobs more than 20 times as one reformist publication after another was closed down by the regime.

Iran:Reza Valizadeh,a leading blogger was arrested

According to[Fa] Negarakha and many other bloggers,Reza Valizadeh,journalist and blogger,was arrested today in Tehran.The blogger has been Baznegar site's manager.

Iran:American Soldiers and Children in Iraq

Razeno has published several photos showing American soldiers taking care of children in Iraq. The blogger says Iranian media never show such photos.Razeno adds that war is a very dark...

Iran:Everybody wants to read Gabriel García Márquez

Khabgard writes that after Iranian governmet banned[Fa] “A Memory of My Melancholy Whores”,Gabriel García Márquez's highly acclaimed book,everybody wants to read this book.The blogger adds thousands of Iranians have already...

Iran:2nd Weblog Competition on Aids

Zendegimosbat[Fa] (means positive life),an organization that fights against Aids in Iran, has invited bloggers to write about Aids.This Thursday, the best ones get an award.

Iran:Can Khatami make any difference?

Razeno says[Fa] that some think that if Mohmmad Khatami,former reformist president,gets reelected in two years,reforms can take off again in country.The blogger has doubt about such a thing.Razeno asks when...

Iran:Graffiti in Iran

PingMag interviewed A1one, the one who started graffiti in Tehran.You can see several photos of graffitis in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez: “Love is in the air”

Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made his fourth visit to Tehran in two years to sign more economic agreements with Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chavez, say...

Iran:Students were beaten up in prison

In Allameblog,Ali Tavakoli says[Fa] that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, and Ahmad Ghasabian,two jailed student activists,were beaten up by security agents in prison and were injured seriously.

Iran:Persepolis,the Movie

Sepideh Saremi,in Pars Arts, wrote about Persepolis movie.Persepolis is a an award winner animated feature based on autobiographical comics by Marjan Satrapi.

Iran:Sohrab Razaghi is free

Sohrab Razaghi,a former professor in university and civil society activist,is out of prison now. Kossof, a leading photo blogger,has published several recent photos of Razaghi.

Iran:Nocturnal hallucination

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger whose photos have been published in international media, has showed nocturnal hallucination in two photos.

Iran: Ahmad Morshedloo's images of people

Thanks to View from Iran,we get information on Ahmad Morshedloo's art and his images of people.

Iran: Arrest and Destruction

The Iranian government has continued its policy of repression against women's rights activists and Sufi Muslims in recent weeks. Maryam Hosseinkhah, a women’s rights activist and journalist was arrested a...

Iran: Gabriel García Márquez's book was banned

“A Memory of My Melancholy Whores”,Gabriel García Márquez's highly acclaimed book,was banned in Iran. Translators were able to get approval of government by changing book's title into “Memories of My...

Iran:No to Circus

Several Iranian Green bloggers,including Mojgan Jamshidi,say[Fa] “no to circus” in Pardisan Natural Park in Tehran.They say that it is shameful to see suffering animals in a natural park.

Iran:Expensive dogs protect Ahmadinejad

Istgah reports[Fa] that the four dogs recently added to Ahmadinejad’s security team have been purchased form Germany for $150,000 each.

Iran:Workers in tears

Jomhour says[Fa] that he saw several workers in tears because they did not get paid and they wish to die.

Iran:Interview with a Photo blogger

Pars Arts has interviewed “Life Goes on in Tehran”,an Iranian photo blogger.In Pars Arts we read that “the photo blog Life Goes on in Tehran highlights ordinary Tehran life in...

Afghanistan: Explosions of Violence

More than 40 people, including five Afghan lawmakers and a number of children, were murdered on Tuesday in one of the deadliest suicide attacks since the fall of the Taliban,...

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