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Fred Petrossian · June, 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 June, 2008

Iran: Iranian Blog Declaration Against Filtering

Digiactive writes that about 100 Iranian bloggers signed a declaration that condemns filtering and call for freedom of speech.

Iran: Ahmadinejad banned a conservative journal

According to several Iranian blogs and news sites, Tehran Emrouz journal was shut down yesterday because it criticized president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policy. Heiderpix also says the journal published this...

Iran: Citizen Media Sex Scandal

Earlier this month, students at Zanjan University in North-West Iran recorded and uploaded a video of their school's vice president, Hassan Madadi, with his shirt unbuttoned, allegedly preparing to have...

Iran:Government protects a national jungle park

Jamshidi,an Iran based blogger, reports [fa] that security forces shutdown illegal buildings and business in Sorkh Hesar, a national protected jungle. Watch the photos here.

Iran:Sex scandal in University

Several Iranian news sites and blogs including Moeini reported [fa] that Hassan Madadi,Vice president of Zanjan University, was caught on film by students as he was taking off his shirt...

Iran: Protest against corruption and inflation

Several Iranian bloggers including Biseda reported[fa] that several hundred people protested in Tehran (Park Melt) and Mashhad yesterday against corruption and high prices.The bloggers and news sites reported at least...

Iran: Women activists are released

Varesh, Iranian blogger, says[fa] all 9 women activists who got arrested yesterday in Tehran,are released today.These activists were arrested on the anniversary of the national day of solidarity of Iranian...

Iran: A 33 years old stamp

Pachal ,Iranian blogger, has published a photo of a 33 years old Iranian stamp for the “World Enviornment Day”.

Iran: Rick's Iran Slideshow

Rick Steves, the author of many travel guidebooks who visted recently Iran,wrote “here is a little slideshow of some of the people, places and moments that have delighted me on...

Iran:Arrest of Eight Women’s Rights Activists

In We-Change we read that eight women’s rights activists were arrested today, on the anniversary of the national day of solidarity of Iranian women (22nd of Khordaad, June 12).

Iran:Ahmdinejad blogs again

Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote[fa] in his blog that he is faithful to Ayatollah Khomenie‘s ideology and his government tries to change economic institutions but there are some political obstacles...

Iran: Victory for students

Azarmehr reports that all the demands made by the Teacher Training Students were met by the university administration after the students at this college went on hunger strike for 11...

Iran: A man who accused top cleircs of corruption arrested

Several Iranian bloggers including Akhbare-Jahan reported [fa] Abbas Palizdar who accused top Iranian clerics of corruption was arrested. Palidzar claimed that he was a member of Iran's Judicial Inquiry and...

Iran: Judicial Investigator Publically Accuses Ayatollahs of Corruption

A member of Iran's Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, Abbas Palizdar, created a scandal this month by accusing several top clerics and influential members of the Islamic Republic of corruption...

Iran: Top clerics were accused of corruption

Several Iranian bloggers including Rso reported [fa] that Abbas Palizdar, a judicial investigator accused senior ayatollahs and officials of corruption. It happened for the first time in Islamic Republic history.

Iran: Green Activists in Movement and Photos

Green blogs are a valuable source for understanding Iran's nature and environment, its problems and challenges. Green bloggers actively take part in campaigns to protect nature and animals. They publish...

Iran: Voices for Peace

Watch in You Tube the first cut of a public service announcement about thirty-one Iranian Americans: who we are, what we believe in and why we're for peace.

Iran:”Rome shouting no to Ahmadinejad”

Mihanyar has published several photos of a demonstration in Rome where people protested against Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's last week visit.

Iran: Nader Ebrahimi, a famous writer passed away

Several Iranian bloggers talked about Nader Ebrahimi, a famous Iranian poet and writer, who passed away recently. Razeno has also published a photo of him.

Iran: Come debate with us,Mr.Ahmadinejad

Talkhon, an Iranian blogger, says [Fa] to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, please forget debating with Americans and come debate with Iranian young people who wants talk with you about the...

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