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Fred Petrossian · December, 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 December, 2007

Iran:Extremist forces and the assassination of Bhutto

Pouya says[Fa] that extremist and fundamentalist forces are the real “winners” of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.Iranian blogger adds the fundamentalists need chaos in society to push their agenda.

Iran:Islamist students want action against corruption

Madreseh Ma (means our school) informs[Fa] us that several Basij (Islamist) Student Associations criticized Iranian judiciary's inaction regarding corruption.

Iran:”A Weak Government”

Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time,...

Iran:Music sites, new victims of filtering

Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] that recently several music sites were filtered in Iran.The blogger adds it shows that filtering goes beyond political or “porn” sites.He asks what will be the next...

Iran:”28th December a Protest day”

In Azadi Barbari blog, we read that leftist students call all the international organisations and campaigns to join them on 28th December to protest against the Islamic Republic and raise...

Iran:A poor musician in photos

Mohammad Tajik,blogger and photographer, has pusblished several photos of a poor musician in Tehran.It seems the musician is suffering from leprosy.

Iran:UN Sees Iranian Rights Abuses

Omid Memarian,journalist and blogger,informs us that the “U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution Tuesday expressing “deep concern” at the systematic human rights violations in Iran, including torture, flogging, amputations,...

Iran:A Court Considered Three Jailed Students Innocent

According to Daneshjoo blog[Fa],an Iranian court considered three jailed university students,Tavakoli,Ghasaban and Mansouri, innocent.These students have been in prison for 9 months and were forced to confess about publishing anti...

Iran:24 Internet cafés closed,23 people arrested

According to Reporters Without Borders, 24 Internet cafés in the course of a police operation in Tehran on 16 December were closed and 23 people, including 11 women, were arrested...

Iran:Creating fear without reason

Mohmmad Ali Abatahi,former vice presdient and blogger,criticized Iranian police decision to crack down on long boots and winter clothing. He says “confusion in the uncommon decisions made about clothing makes...

Iran: Leftist Students Arrested

The Iranian government arrested several leftists students in Tehran and Mazandaran last week – perhaps as a preemptive action before the “Student Day” (16 Azar). The leftists student group “Students...

Iran:Long boots targeted in Iran clothing crack down

Razeno says[Fa] that Iranian police warned women and announced that “tight trousers tucked inside long boots and wearing short overcoats are against Islamic codes.”The blogger has published a photo of...

Iran:Catching Up with Imprisoned Iranian Bloggers

What happened to imprisoned bloggers in Iran.Curt Hopkins tries to answer this question.

Iran:Students protested in University of Tehran

According to[Fa] Alfbayeh Sorkh, hundreds of students protested in University of Tehran. They asked government to liberate jailed student activists. The blogger says economic and political situation in country becomes...

Iran:Silent night

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger, has published one of his photos:silent night and stars in Iran.

Iran:Boy executed for Underage Homosexual Act

Kamangir reports that Makwan Moloudzadeh, was executed for a homosexual act which he allegedly committed when he was 13. Amnesty International has published a report on this issue:”Iran,the last executioner...

Iran:”Why Yahoo is not a right place?”

Kourosh Ziabari says that after Yahoo Mail removed Iran from its list of countries, a “Hello Yahoo Project” has been launched to protest against Yahoo's policy.He says internet is free...

Iran:Two Japanese citizens were arrested

According to Farda blog, two Japanese citizens were arrested in Iran. It seems that they took photos from Iranian military bases.

Iran:What is George Bush Smoking?

Farideh Farhi, a USA based Iranian academic,writes about President Bush's reaction to a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that concludes Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program.Farideh has chosen...

Iran:A radio piece on Ahmadinejad's blog

Cyrus Farivar, journalist and blogger,talks about the return of President Ahmadinejad’s blog.You can listen to several bloggers and journalists who took part in this radio piece.

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