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Fred Petrossian · April, 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 April, 2008

Iran: Hunger Strike in Sahand University

According to [Fa]Tabout, several students have gone on hunger strike in Sahand University in Iranian city,Tabriz, for 6 days. 8 students have already been transfered to hospital.They protest against moral...

Iran:Protest against Persian Gulf “renaming”

Tribun Azad says[Fa] that about 500 Iranians on Tuesday gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Tehran and protested against renaming of the Persain Gulf by several...

Iran: Remember Iranian Cheetahs

Iranian Cheetah Association informs [Fa] us that in two days there will be a festival to let people know more about Iranian (Asiatic) Cheetahs.Festival is called “the children of cheetahs’...

Iran:Toilets and Nuclear technology

Kaghz Pareh (means a piece of paper) says[Fa] that according to news sites Spain signed a contract with Iranian government to construct 1000 toilets in Iran. The blogger says I...

Iran: Audio Story for all

Audio Story is a blog[Fa] where people can listen to different stories,articles and so on. In Audio Story we read that 5 million people,including the blind, can not read in...

Iran: A series of aerial photos of Iran

Homeyra has given a link to a series of aerial photos of Iran taken by George Steinmetz.

Iran: Iranian Leader and mountain climbing

Khbarnegar Osoolgara has published a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian Leader,in mountain.

Iran:Gender apartheid and sexual harassment

Sahel reports[Fa] that “students in Sahand University in Tabriz,in Iran, protested against “gender aparthied” and cultural and social pressure.” It seems that male and female students can not attend same...

Iran:Journalist under fire

According to Kamangir, Masih Alinejad, a female journalist, is under fire in Iran after she wrote about the similarity between dolphins dancing to their instructor and the crowd which gathers...

Iran:A Girl with 7 Husbands and Running the World

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president,says that an Iranian 19-year-old girl was sold to a Afghani man but since he did not have the money he had to pay to the...

Iran:What do you want to know about Iran?

Homeyra reports that with the help of a Rising Voices microgrant, Shaghayegh Azimi will explain to Iranian filmmakers how they can use videoblogs to distribute their short films and documentaries...

Iran: Armenians remember Anniversary of Genocide

Armenians remembered 93th anniversary of Armenian Genocide in Tehran,Iran. You can watch related photos of this event here.

Iran: A mysterious explosion in mosque

In south Iran, an explosion at a mosque in the city Shiraz killed at least 12 people and wounded about 200 people on April 12. Fars, a semi-official government news...

Iran: Woman activist faces prison and lashes

Zannevesht says[Fa] that Nasrin Afzali, a woman activist, is sentenced to 10 lashes by whip and six months in prison in Iran.

Iran: A new site is filtered

According to Iranian media,Fararu,an Iran based news site,was filtered and nobody knows why. A few months ago there was an article about Global Voices in Fararu.

Iran: Save a Mother from Execution

Kamangir reports that Akram Mahdavi, 32 year old mother of a girl in her early teens is facing imminent execution for conspiracy to murder.The complaintaints in Akram's case have agreed...

Iran: A cleric criticise both USA and Islamic Republic

Mohmmad Reza Zarei,an Iranian cleric, writes [Fa] that both USA and Islamic Republic lie. American government, contrary to Iranian one, says truth about small things and lies about big issues.

Iran: Green bloggers meeting

According to[Fa] Ecosystem, in two days,Green bloggers will meet each other in Tehran ,Iran.

Iran: Shirin Ebadi and the Threats

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger,says that Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, has written a letter to police stating that she is threatened to death. Fortunately the president...

Iran:Cartoons about Persian Gulf

Here are a series of cartoons about Persian Gulf done by several Iranian artists.

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