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Fred Petrossian · February, 2009

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 February, 2009

24 February 2009

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

23 February 2009

Afghanistan: Prison, Poverty and Politics

While the Obama administration has announced that an additional 17,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan to confront the rising insurgency, Afghan bloggers keep talking about the daily challenges facing...

Iran:Persian blogs on Bluehost in trouble

16 February 2009

Iran: Bloggers Remember 30th Anniversary of the Revolution

Thousands of Iranians celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on February 10, by rallying in Tehran and other major cities in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, delivered...

12 February 2009

Iran: Persian Leopard in Photo

Iranian Website “Balatarin” Back Online after Hacker Attack

Balatarin, which means “the highest” in Persian, is a very popular Iranian community website that was hacked on February 3, 2009. Registered users of the site post news and links,...

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