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Fred Petrossian · March, 2008

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 March, 2008

Iran:”Defending animal rights =Westernization”

Mojgan Jamshidi, an environmentalist journalist and a leading blogger says[Fa] in Iran some believe defending animal rights is a kind of westernization. The blogger writes even reformist deputies while dominating...

Iran:Supporting Earth Hour

Mohammad Darvish, a leading environmentalist from Iran, asks[Fa] Iranians to support Earth Hour,an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for...

Iran:Beautiful Mountain

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a photo of Mount Damavand,a dormant volcano and the highest peak in Iran.

Iran: Save nature please!

Okay4u, a blogger from Iran, has published several photos from northern forests of Iran. The blogger says that this part of country can become a tourist attraction but Iranian authorities...

Iran:Police brutality in photos

The Iranian police launched a huge operation to “elevate security in society” last year. The police arrested, tortured and humilated many people who were called “thugs”. Jomhour has published several...

Netherlands: What is the problem,Mr.Wilders?

Kamangir,an Iranian blogger, shares his idea about Geert Wilders’ famous video:”the video contradicts itself when at the end it asks for the Islamic ideology to be defeated. If that’s what...

Iran:Women in Baluchestan

You can watch Iranian women in Baluchestan in 18 photos in Chn Photo.

Iran:Protest against filtering

Key1one says[Fa] that,a Persian-language social networking website, mainly popular in Iran, has been filtered for about one month.About 2000 people signed a petition and protested against this filtering.

Iran: A New Year Begins

Yesterday, marked the first day of spring and the Iranian New Year. Nowruz or Norouz is celebrated in Iran and several other countries such as Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Several bloggers...

Iran: Iranian New Year and history

Kourosh Ziabari calls Iranian new year, a celebration of love and peace and talks about its history.

Iran:Iran in Slides

Damon Lynch in asianreflection presents Iran in several slides/photos.

Iran: A cartoon about elections

Nikhang, blogger and a leading cartoonist, has published a cartoon about recent parliamentary election in Iran where president Ahmadinejad says ” I continue to copy [votes].”

Iran:Iranian singers celebrate New Year

Several Iranian singers celebrated Iranian New Year. You see a lot of photos from Iran.

Iran:Great Photos from Iranian New Year

Mohammad has published several photos from Iranian New Year,Norouz, and its tradition.

Iran: Happy Norouz,Iranian New Year

Several bloggers such as Boyeh Kabab write[Fa] about Iranian New Year, Norouz, that starts today. The blogger wish the best for new year.

Iran:Mokarrameh Ebrahimi was saved from stoning

Mokarrameh Ebrahimi had been in jail for 11 years and had been sentenced to stoning. According to [Fa]Meydaan,finally she was forgiven by authorities and was released from jail.Her partner was...

Iran:First song after Revolution

Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Iran:Celebrating Rumi in Rasht

Kourosh Ziabari says [Fa]that a few days ago he and a few other young Iranians organized a conference to celebrate Rumi ,Iranian great poet, in Rasht in the northern Iran.

Iran:”USA Government Encourages Separatism”

According to media, USA government is planning to beam Azeri-language radio broadcasts into Iran, in a bid to influence opinion among the significant ethnic Azeri population there. Hezaran Noghteh says...

Iran: Writing about a fictional character can lead to jail

Khabgard writes [Fa] Iranian writer,Yaghoub Yaadali, was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for nine months, last September because of one of his fictional character.In his book, The Rules...

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