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Fred Petrossian · October, 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 October, 2008

Iran: Blogging from the Smallest School in the World

Here is another story about how blogging can change lives in a positive way and attract attention to invisible parts of this world. Abdul Mohammad She’rani, a young Iranian teacher...

Iran: No World record sandwich for Iran

Biseda, an Iranian blogger, has published a couple of photos of a 1,500m (4,920ft) long sandwich made of ostrich meat.The crowd started attacking the sandwich before any of the three...

Iran: Amazing Futsal team

Iranian Futsal team failed to book a place in semi-final in Fustal World Cup but many Iranians praise its performance.Ehsan says [fa] Iranian authorities should reward this team generously.

Iran:Iran's Judiciary puts STOP to CHILD EXECUTIONS

SCE Campaign in wrties that a memorandum has been sent to all bodies of the Judiciary in Iran to stop child executions and instructed Judges to issue a maximum...

Iran: Bloggers Talk Poverty on Blog Action Day

Iranian bloggers, like many other bloggers , from the four corners of the planet participated in Blog Action Day on 15th of October to talk about poverty. Dreeam writes [fa]...

Iran: Strikes over New Sales Tax

Traders in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and bazaars in other major Iranian cities such as Tabriz, Isfahan and Mashad, went on strike for around two weeks in protest over...

Afghanistan: “Bad Taliban, good Taliban”

Afghan blogger and journalist, Baktash Siawash, writes [fa] that UK wants to make a deal with Taliban but the USA considers to negotiate with “good Taliban” and fight with “bad...

Iran: An Iranian artist in Canada

Pars Arts writes about ,Iranian artist, Khosro Berahmandi's new exhibition in Canada.

Iran: Tehran's metro in photos

Thanks to Akhbari, an Iranian blogger, we can discover Tehran's metro in photos.

Iran: A prisoners’ rights advocate was freed

Ghajarboys, an Iranian blog, writes that Emadeddin Baghi, a prominent prisoner's rights advocate in Iran, was freed.

Iran:An Iranian Lesbian needs urgent help in Sweden

Iranian Queer Organization (IRAQO) asks people to help a young Iranian lesbian who escaped Iran to Sweden in January 2008 on base of her sexual orientation. According to this organization...

Iran: Shopkeepers strike over VAT introduction

Several bloggers such as Avareh and news sites reported[fa] that Shopkeepers in several cities in Iran such as Tabriz and Isfahan pressed on with strikes on Wednesday to protest against...

Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, Iranian top actress in NewYork

Several Iranian bloggers such as Karaa reported [fa] about Iranian actress,Golshifte Farahani's interview for her new film, Ridley Scott's “Body of Lies” in New York. Watch her photos here. Many...

The Blogging Revolution: from Iran to Cuba

Antony Loewenstein, a Sydney-based freelance journalist and blogger, has recently published his new book: The Blogging Revolution. This book talks about the impact of blogging on six countries: Iran, Syria,...

Iran: Two Leading HIV/Aids physicians remain in prison

Global Voices reported in August that Drs. Arash and Kamyar Alaei, two internationally renowned Iranian HIV/Aids specialists have been jailed in Tehran since June. Unfortunately, they are still in prison...

Iran: Ministry of Intelligence banned students to study

Ahmad Shirzad, former deputy in Iranian parliament, writes [fa] that Ministry of Intelligence has banned several students to continue their studies in country's universities. He regrets that Ministry of Science...

Iran hit by Sandstorms

In recent weeks several Iranian cities in the south and southeast of country faced sandstorms. Several bloggers say that Iranian media did not cover these events, but they provided films...

Iran: Iran minister admits holding fake degree

According to news sites and Iranian blogs such as Tavazo [fa], after several weeks of protest and investigations, finally Iran's Interior Minister Ali Kordan has admitted to holding a fake...

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