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Fred Petrossian · December, 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 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 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 December, 2008

28 December 2008

Iran Review 2008

According to the Berkman Center for Internet and Society there are around 60,000 active Iranian blogs. In 2008 they have been creative, dynamic and active in their diverse fields of...

26 December 2008

Iran: Islamist bloggers support Gaza

Several Islamist bloggers have launched a campaign against the Gaza Strip blockade and to ask worldwide Muslims to help Palestinians. The bloggers have used different tools such as Google bombs...

18 December 2008

Iran: A Long and Painful Story of Jailed Bloggers

Iranian blogger and journalist, Omid Reza Mirsyafi, was sentenced to two and a half years of prison this week. He stands accused of insulting religious leaders, and engaging in propaganda...

8 December 2008

Iran: Students Protest Dictatorship and Gender Apartheid

A group of students held a protest rally against the Iranian government and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the University of Tehran on Sunday to commemorate Student Day, the anniversary of...

3 December 2008

Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

Students at Vancouver Film School have created a beautiful animated video about the Iranian blogosphere that is making waves on the internet. See it here.

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