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Fred Petrossian · September, 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 September, 2008

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

While Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday declaring that "the American empire'' and "Zionist regime" [Israel] are nearing collapse, pro-democracy Iranians and 3,000 people mobilized...

Iran: Rural heritage of Guilan

Kourosh Ziabari, Iran based blogger, wrote an article about Iranian northern province, Guilan and has published several interesting photos.

Iran:Filtering in Iran in One Web Day in Oxford

In One Web Day in Oxford, a small exhibition of Kosoof‘s works portray Iranian bloggers, who struggle with censorship and Internet filtering in their country. Watch them here and here.

Iran: Iranian American Writers

Parsarts says that the Association of Iranian American Writers (AIAW) has just launched their website, iranianamericanwriters.org, which features member profiles, excerpts of member work, and a blog.

Iran: Google Earth and former jailed blogger

Mojtaba Saminejad, an Iranian blogger, who had been in jail for more than 20 months for his writings, uses Google Earth to show us his prison in Iran.

Iran: Remembering Rasoulov, a Passionate Artist

Mohsen Rasoulov, a passionate Iranian photographer, artist, cartoonist and photo-blogger was one of 68 passengers who lost their lives when an Iran-bound Boeing 737 crashed at the end of August...

Iran:Anti discrimination petition

Visa for Ordinary Iranians blog invites Iranians to sign an anti discrimination petition against Canada's embassy in Tehran. This blog says “only a minority of several hundred Iranian artists and...

Iran:The Stoning of Soraya M.

Parsarts reports that “The Stoning of Soraya M.” is a new, Iran-focused movie. It’s about a woman who gets stoned in a small town in Iran.

Iran: Ramadan and back to nostalgy

Avayemoj, an Iranian blogger, says[fa] that Ramadan reminds her childhood when she was four or five years old. The blogger writes: ” in my home nobody talked about hell and...

Iran:Ahmadinejad and Drug Addiction Facts

Emroozema, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, recently said that there are only 600000 people who have drug addiction problems in country. The blogger informs that other authorities...

Iran: An important Shi'a server was hacked

Javanrood, an Iranian blogger, says [Fa] the most important Shi'a server was hacked by Group-xp, a Wahabite group. Several high ranked clerics’ sites have been hacked too.

Iran:Small School & Successful Blog

Homeyra, an Iranian blogger, writes how a teacher in a small village in Iran shared his experience in his blog and attract attention and support.

Iran:The Blogging Revolution

Antony Loewenstein’s The Blogging Revolution will be available on Amazon soon. The Blogging Revolution talks about Iran, Egypt,Syria,Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba. This is how he describes the book.

Iran:Persian Translation of Iranian Blog Study Now Available

Berkman Center for Internet and Society in Harvard has made its study about Iranian blogosphere available in Persian. You can now read “Mapping Iran’s Online Public: Politics and Culture in...

Iran:”Eternal Iranian islands of Persian Gulf”

Kourosh Ziabari, an Iran based blogger, writes that the Persian Gulf and its islands have been under the absolute administration of Iran from the ancient times. He adds “UAE’s claims...

Iran: A wooden village

Poshtehkooh, an Iranian blogger, has published the photos of a wooden village near Nishapour in the eastern part of Iran. There is a wooden mosque too.

Iran:Court overturns the death sentence against a journalist

Kiman, an Iranian blogger, says [Fa] that a court of appeal overturned the death sentence against Adnan Hassanpour, a journalist and former editor for the now-defunct Kurdish-Persian weekly Aso in...

Iran:Converted Christians in danger

According to Jafaa blog that covers news about Iranian converted Christians, two newly converted Christians were charged with the crime of being an infidel by the judicial court of Fars...

Iran: Radio Zamaneh, a “radio for bloggers”

Radio Zamaneh (Persian: رادیو زمانه) is an Amsterdam-based Persian language radio. “Zamaneh” is the Persian literary term for “time”. Radio Zamaneh (RZ) is an independent broadcasting organisation, registered as a...

Iran:Iran jails 4 leading women’s rights activists

Change for Equality reports that Iranian authorities sentenced four women’s rights activists to six months in jail, including one who was awarded a $75,000 human rights prize in Sweden this...

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