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Fred Petrossian · August, 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 August, 2008

Iran: Muslim Bloggers and election

The Muslim Bloggers Association, a very dynamic group of Islamist bloggers in Iran announced[Fa] that five members of its central committee were elected. You can watch several photos of their...

Iran: Watch an old commercial

Thanks to You Tube we can watch an Iranian pre-revolution commercial.

Iran:President's adviser and negative comments

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Iranian president's media adviser, publishes comments criticizing government in his blog [Fa]. A rare event in Iran.

Iran:Award-winning documentary about murdered bishop

According to Iranian.com, the winner of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, “A Cry from Iran” is a film about Haik Hovespian, the Christian bishop who was murdered in...

Iran: Scandal over Minister's Forged Oxford University Degree

Ali Kordan, Iran's new Minister of the Interior, has recently been under fire for presenting a “fake” Ph.D. degree from the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Several websites,...

Iran: First Gold Medal in Olympic games

Iranian Olympic title-holder Hadi Saei won his second Olympic taekwondo gold medal.Ebtekar Sabz,Iranian blogger, writes [Fa] that Iranian champion has said “I play for the heart of people.”

Iran: Iran bans a top actress from leaving for Hollywood

Golshifteh Farahani, an Iranian actress who recently palyed in Ridley Scott's latest movie “Body of Lies”, was banned from leaving Iran. Iranian blogger, Atighe says[Fa] that she is our national...

Iran:”Stop war on Iran”

Stop war on Iran informs us that demonstrators in different cities in the USA asked Bush administration not to attack Iran.

Iran:Yahoo mail finally adds the name of Iran

Yahoo mail website had removed Iran from the list of world countries in its signup page for several months. Kourosh Ziabari informs us that Yahoo mail added Iran again to...

Iran: Two student activists are out of jail

According to[Fa] several bloggers including Akhbare Jahan, two student activists, Bahare Hedayat and Mohammad Hashemi,were released, after being in jail for more than one month. They were accused of acting...

Iran: Baha'i minority

MideastYouth.com's Censeo Productions and BahaiRights.org announce the release of their new video defending the rights of the Baha'i minority in Iran.

Iran: Several bloggers protest against polygamy bill

Several Iranian bloggers including Parastood protest [Fa] against polygamy bill. Shirin Ebadi, Noble Peace laureate, also protested against this bill.

Iran: “Go Live in your Lovely Israel, Mr. Vice President”

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, the Iranian vice president for tourism and the director of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, has been under fire after he declared that Iran is “a friend...

Iran:Environment and Parliament

Sepher Salimi, Iranian blogger, invites pro environment bloggers to talk more with deputies in Iranian Parliament (Majlis) to inform them about their concerns.

Iran: Three Student activists are out of jail

Varesh, an Iranian blogger, says[Fa] that three student activists, Ghasaban,Tavakoli and Mansouri, after being in jail for 15 months, got released tonight.

Iran: A conservative site was filtered

Alef, an Iranian conservative site, was filtered a few days ago. Several sites and blogs report that Alef site has published Iranian Minister of Interior's “fake” Ph.D certificate from Oxford...

Iran: High ranked cleric is upset about Olympics Opening

Kamangir reported that the Leader of the Friday Prayers in the religious city of Mashhad, Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Alam Alhoda, stated regret because Iran’s team in the opening of the...

Iran :Olympics and female flag bearer

Kourosh Ziabari, an Iranian blogger, writes that “choosing a female flag bearer for Iranian team was a defeating answer to those who wanted to pretend that the women rights are...

Iran: Free Kordpour

Alliance for Kurdish Rights has asked Iranian authorities to free Masoud Kordpour,a jailed human rights activist.

Iran:Did Minister of Interior fake his PhD

Several Iranian sites and bloggers included Alireza Rezaeei wrote[Fa] that Ali Kordan‘s, Minister of Interior,PhD from Oxford is a fake document. Conservative Alef site has publsihed Kordan's so called certificate...

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