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Fred Petrossian · April, 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 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 April, 2009

Iran: Armenians remembered 1915 Genocide

Zohere Sadrinejad has published several photos of Armenians marched in Iran in memory of the 1915 Armenian Genocide committed by Ottoman Turkey.

Iran: Ahmadinejad and his speech

Kamangir analysed [fa] President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech in Sharyar in south western part of Tehran province.The blogger says only eight percent of Ahmadinejad's speech was about Sharyar and 60 percent...

Iran: Israeli Oranges surprised people

Several news sites and blogs reported that Israeli oranges in Tehran's shops made many people surprised. Ilna, a semi official news agency, reported [fa] the Iranian authorities will stop the...

Iran: Islamist bloggers’ poems in praise of Ahmadinejad

While several Iranian bloggers criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations conference on racism in Geneva yesterday, some Islamist bloggers praised his performance. Hamed Talebi, on his blog Khabarnegar Mosalman (“Muslim...

Iran: Free Potatoes Inflamed Electoral Fever

The Iranian authorities have distributed free potatoes in recent weeks in different cities. Several Iranian politicians have criticized the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s government free potato distribution as an act of the...

Iran: Diplomats walk out at Ahmadinejad's speech

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today made headlines once more, when he referred to Israel as a “racist state” during a address at United Nations conference on racism in Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates...

Iran: 19 year old blogger was released

Amir Kabir News site says [fa] that Ali Reza Firouzi, 19 year old blogger and student activist was released from jail in Iran.Read more here.

Iran: Ahmadinejad says jailed blogger must have right of defense

According to[fa] the Iranian media President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian jailed blogger and Roxana Saberi, an American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to 8 years of prison,...

Iran: Journalist sentenced to 8 years prison

Calibor2000, an Iranian blogger, writes [fa] that Iranian government sentenced Roxana Saberi, American-Iranian journalist to 8 years prison in order to use her for a prisoner swap deal.

Iran:AlHomat, Pro- Hizbollah site hacked

According to[fa] Shafaf,AlHomat, a site in Persian that supports Lebanese Hizbollah and promotes it among Iranians, ‘was hacked by Israeli hackers’. Some Islamist bloggers criticized Iranian government for its lack...

Iran:Delara,Teenage Artist, on Death Row

In Savedelara we read that Delara, who is now 23 years old and jailed in Iran,faces death by public hanging for a murder that took place when she was 17...

Iran: Free Potatoes and Election

Several bloggers reported that Iranian government tries to ‘get people's votes in June presidential election by distributing free potatoes in different cities’.Sibzamini(means potato in Persian) is an Iranian blog that...

Iran: 19 year old blogger is jailed

Ghomaar, an Iran based blog, writes [fa]that Alireza Firouzi, a 19 year old blogger and student activist was arrested in Zanjan. The blogger adds that Firouzi is among student activists...

Iran: Environmentalists Campaign to Save Isfahan

Iranian environmentalists are using online media tools to save different cultural monuments such as The Si-o-se Pol or "33 Pol" (bridge of 33 arches) an architectural masterpiece in the heart...

Iran: “AP report on Iranian blogs is biased”

Webgardian says that AP (Associated Press) report on Iranian blogs is biased. AP writes that “arrests [of bloggers] started after the election of Ahmadinejad in 2005.” Webgardian writes “if you...

Iran: A blogger freed on bail

According to Reporters Without Borders and Committee to Protect Bloggers, Esmail Jafari,a journalist and blogger based in the southwestern city of Bushehr was released from Bushehr prison on 18 March.Read...

Iran: Freegate is accessible again

In Donableh we read that Freegate,a software utility that enables surfers from mainland China, Iran, among others, to view websites banned by their government, is once more available for Iranians.

Iran:”90 sites were dismanteld”

Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced in Gerdab site the name of about 90 sites that they have dismanteld a few weeks ago. Most of these sites were accused of being involved...

Iran: Cold Spring in Photos

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger based in Iran, has published several photos of unusual cold spring in Tehran.

Iran: Bloggers write an open letter to the Leader

Salam Demokrat, an Iranian blogger, reports [fa] that several Iranian bloggers wrote an open letter to the Iranian Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, to protest the death of Omid Reza Mir Sayafi,...

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