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
Latest posts by Fred Petrossian from January, 2008
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Razeno informs [Fa] us that “Women Magazine” after being published for 16 years,was banned by Iranian government today,on 28th of January.The blogger says that this magazine published an article about “martyrdom seekers”. Article's title was “they go to be killed in order to kill”.You can see the cover of the...
Shahrahsolh (means highway of peace), a Bahai blogger,writes[Fa] that government does not allow Bahai students go to universities in Iran.The blogger adds that government wants to marginalise Bahais, more and more, in society.
Photos for Peace calls itself a photo-sharing network of activists dedicated to stopping the United States from starting a war with Iran.
Ali Mostofi in Iranian.com blog gives a link to an article about USA business with Iran and Syria.The blogger adds If the US looked at home, instead of anywhere else, the situation with the Seyyeds[clerics] would have been sorted out a long time ago.
Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”
In Kamangir blog, we read:”my M.Sc. application was rejected, not on the basis of my academic performance, but because of where I am born”, writes Amin, an Iranian reader of this (Kamangir's) blog. Attaching a snapshot of the communication he has received from University of Twente, in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of bloggers support jailed students.According to Negha bi Hejab[Fa],on 31st January,the bloggers will change their blogs’ names in “January 31 (Bahman 10 in iranian agenda),Bloggers Solidarity Day with jailed students.” Many students are jailed for their ideas in Iran.Most of them were arrested 50 days ago.
Tadaneh has published several photos of Ashura ceremony,one of the holiest days in Shia religious calendar, in Tehran.
Kamran Ashtary,photographer and designer has launched his own site. There are fascinating photos about Iran and Iranians in this site.Kamran and his wife,Tori Egherman,recently published “View from Iran” book.
Shia Muslims held ceremonies for Ashura,one of the holiest events in the Shia religious calendar. Vahid Gharai has published several photos of Ashura ceremony in Kerman, a city in central south of Iran.
Arash Kamangir, is a very active Canada-based Iranian blogger who has contributed to several internet projects such as Balatarin, an Iranian version of Digg. He just launched an innovative project for analyzing the Persian blogosphere that provides valuable new information about Iranian blogs.
Nart Villeneuve writes” according to The Register, Yahoo! (png) and Microsoft (png) had removed Iran as an option in their country lists used when signing up for an account.Google still has Iran as an option for creating accounts, but does block GoogleEarth downloads from users in Iran (png).”
Militant has published an open letter to President Hugo Chavez from Iranian labour and student activists. Chavez was asked to use his close relation with Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,to help more than 40 jailed students and labour activists,to be released from prison.
The Enough Fear campaign connects Americans and Iranians through direct phone calls as part of our person-to-person diplomacy campaign.On Saturday, January 19th, we will set up four phones in City Hall Park in New York that will be connected to volunteers in Iran
“Grow,Watermelon,Grow” is the name of the first children's book of New York based Iranian illustrator/designer,Charlotte Norouzi. Sepideh Sarami has done a very interesting interview with her.
Kargareemrouz informs[Fa] that Ibrahim Lotfolahi, a university student,was killed under torture in prison in Kurdistan province,in Iran. He had been arrested about ten days ago.
Fateh says[Fa] all Arab leaders in Persian Gulf follow Saddam Hussein’s destiny. The blogger says their difference with Saddam is that,thanks to their hypocrisy,they are at the same time a friend of USA and Iran.
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger, has published several photos of Dr.Hormoz Assadi,a pro environment activist and academic,who died in a car accident recently. The blogger adds that Dr.Assadi was transporting yellow deers to a safe natural place, when accident happened.