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Fred Petrossian · November, 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 November, 2008

Afghanistan: Explosion in Kabul

Baktash Siawash, Afghan journalist and blogger, wrote that “a suicide bomber killed four Afghans in a blast near Afghanistan's parliament in Kabul on Sunday”.

Iran: Do not Execute Farzad Kamangar

Several human rights activists and bloggers warned that Farzad Kamangar, a teacher and trade unionist may be executed in the near future in Iran. Farzad Kamangar, who is from Kurdistan...

Iran: Send Love to Iran

Pars Arts presents Bri Olson, an American artist who was recently able to achieve her goal of visiting and seeing the real Iran. She shares her experience in her blog:...

Iran: Art gallery was shutdown

Several Iranian news sites and blogs such as Haftan reported[fa]that Iranian authorities, a couple of days ago, accused an art gallery to expose “immoral” photos and closed it. The photos...

Iran:Beautiful carpets

in Irannegah we can watch a video film about Iranian carpets in a fair.

Iran:”No blog action for Gaza”

Iranian FarsNews, a conservative and semi official site, reports[fa] that Iranian bloggers including Islamist ones, did not cover news about humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip.

Iran:Paintings by Shirin Golestaneh

Nazy Kaviani writes in Iranian.com about Shirin Golestaneh‘s paintings. You can discover her paintings here.

Iran: Two cyber activists jailed

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns online journalist Shahnaz Gholami’s arrest at her Tehran home on 9 November. RSF reports that theologian and online journalist Mojtaba Lotfi was arrested on 8...

Iran: No Country for Old Trees

About one year ago Iranian authorities ordered security forces to rid the country of ‘western influences’ and ‘immodesty’. Fortunately they soon backed off again. But this time green bloggers in...

Iran: More Than Five millon sites are filtered

Iranian authorities recently announced that more than five million sites and blogs got filtered. Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, a high-ranking judicial official, said[fa] that enemies try to hurt our religious identity by...

Iran: Cycling around the world for Peace

An Iranian couple is cycling around the world for Peace and Environmental conservation. They started their trip on 29th of April 2007 from Iran to promote peace. At present they...

Iran: A multi millionaire becomes Interior Minister

Sadegh Mahsouli, a former Revolutionary Guard who became a multi millionaire in recent years was appointed as interior minister. Nik Ahang, an Iranian blogger and cartoonist, has published a cartoon...

Iran:Italian Images of Iran

In Iranian.com we can watch beautiful clips of Iran made by an Italian traveler.

Iran: Discover Davar Yousefi's paintings

You can discover Iranian art Instructor Davar Yousefi ‘s paintings here.

Iran: Professors against Plagiarism

A group of Iranian professors in cooperation with colleagues at other universities, have launched a blog called [fa] Professors against Plagiarism. They are asking university colleagues everywhere to join and...

Iran: “Tehran Has No More Pomegranates”

Parsarts informs us about Iranian documentary “Tehran Has No More Pomegranates”. You can also read an interview with its director, Massoud Bakhshi.

Iran: Woman Activist Released on Bail

According to Change4equality, Esha Momeni, the Iranian-American student and woman activist, was released from prison on bail on Monday after being in jail for about one month. Iranian authorities accused...

Iran: Graffiti from Tehran

We can discover graffiti in Tehran in Alone‘s blog. Alone says “maybe I am a Vandal or Anarchist But I am glad to introduce myself as one.At least I stand...

Iran:Girls’ dormitory caught fire

Gorgomishsky, an Iranian blogger, reports [fa] that girls’ dormitory in the ELM O Sanat University caught fire on Tuesday and three people were injured. The blogger adds that some students...

Iran: ‘Americans waited for 40 years. How long should we wait?’

Many commentators hope that Barack Obama's inauguration will usher in better relations between the US and Iran. With this in mind, several Iranian bloggers shared their feelings on the outcome...

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