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Fred Petrossian · July, 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 July, 2008

Iran: Cleric's Protest Walk Ends in Jail

An Iranian cleric named Ali Reza Jahanshahi was arrested about two weeks ago, shortly after beginning a 960 kilometer (590 miles) protest walk from the southern Iranian city, Sirjan to...

Iran:Two Leaders in fight against HIV/AIDS arrested

Saffron Sky writes that two physician brothers (Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei), who have been recognized internationally for their work in the development of HIV/AIDS programs and services in Iran,...

Iran:”Assassination of a Pharaoh”

Several Iranian bloggers such as Einiproxy[Fa] reported that football (soccer) game between Iran-Egypt did not happen because of an Iranian documentary portraying in a positive light the assassin who killed...

Iran: Beautiful Iran in photos

Thanks to Saeed Abbasi‘s photos we can discover the beautiful nature of Iran.

Iran: A leftist student and blogger was jailed

According to an Iranian blog, Sostavancheh, Abed Tavancheh, a leftist student and blogger was jailed a few days ago in Arak. He was sentenced to 8 months prison for his...

Iran: Iran before and after revolution in photos

In Potin‘s blog we can discover Iran before and after revolution in 50 different photos.

Iran: Nuclear crisis

Farideh Farhi, Iranian-Ameircan academic and blogger, analysed the recent nuclear negotiation between Iran and six world powers in Geneva.

Iran: Eight Women and One man face stoning death

Several Iranian blogs such as Einiproxy write[Fa] that at least eight women and one man are reported to have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran.

Iranian bloggers react to Israel-Hezbollah deal

While the Iranian government rejoiced at the release of Lebanese prisoners from Israel, bloggers were quick to ask about the fate of Iranians captured in Lebanon, writes Hamid Tehrani, who...

Iran: Bloggers campaign to save wetlands

The great and diverse Iranian wetland ecosystems could disappear in the near future. To increase public awareness of the problem, several green bloggers launched a campaign, which run from July...

Iran:”Alone in Paradise”

Kosoof, an Iranian leading photo blogger, has published a fascinating photo from “Shoormast lake” in the north of Iran. He calls the photo “alone in paradise”.

Iran: Several Iranian Churches on UNESCO's list

Kourosh Ziabari writes that several Armenian churches in Iran have been registered on UNSCO's World Heritage list.

Iran:Front Page of 50 Banned Journals

In Gavras, an Iranian blog, we can discover the front page of more than 50 journals and magazines that have been banned and shutdown in recent years in Iran.

Iran: A disabled man talks about blogging

Radio Zamaneh [Fa] has an interesting interview with a disabled man who discovered blogging. He discusses how blogging made him feel less isolated and opened him up to a whole...

Iran: A man with a mission?

Jomhour, Iran based blogger has published several photos of Hooshang Amirahmadi, the founder and president of American-Iranian Council, in a hotel in Tehran. Many believe he came to Iran with...

Iran: Two student leaders were arrested

According to[Fa] Sedaye paye baroon,an Iranian blog, Bahareh Hedayat and Mohmmad Hashemi, two leaders of Tahkim Vahdat, a student association, were arrested on Sunday. The blogger adds nobody knows why...

Iran:Jahan News site was filtered

Several Iranian blogs and sites reported that Iran based Jahannews (means world news) site was filtered last week after it published a letter, written by an Iranian parliament member, criticizing...

Iran: Students support Tavancheh, a leftist student

Abed Tavancheha, an Iranian leftist student and blogger, was sentenced to 8 months prison for his political activities. He has less than 3 weeks to request an appeal. More than...

Iran: Balatarin, a successful citizen media story

Meet Yahyanejad, the founder of the very successful Balatarin site, a community website which users can use to share links to webpages they find interesting, with an emphasis on the...

Iran:Pictures do not Lie!

Kamnagir, an Iranian blogger, points out that a photograph published of the recent missile tests in Iran is from the same test that was photographed 2 years ago. Read more...

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