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Fred Petrossian · June, 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 June, 2009

Iran: Protest movement inspires art

Iranian and non-Iranian citizens continue to create online works of art to support Iranians who protest against the June 12 presidential election results in Iran.

Iranian officials ‘crowd-source’ protester identities

Iranian protesters appearing in widely disseminated online photos from the ongoing post-election demonstrations in Iran, are now being targeted on website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. It shows images...

Iran: Bloggers on the Iranian crisis

Arash and several bloggers have published a statement by a group of Iranian bloggers about the Presidential elections and the subsequent events.

Iran: “Protest Movement” Tribute Michael Jackson

Here is a film in You Tube where we can watch ‘Iranian protest movement’ tribute Michael Jackson with “They don't really care about” song and a collection of photos from...

Iran:Joan Baez sings for the Iranian people

Arefadib tweeted that Joan Baez sings ‘We shall Overcome’ (with a line in Perisan) for the Iranian people.

Iran: “Police” breaking car windows

Free Lantern has published several photos showing the police in Iran “breaking car windows”.

Iran:”Iranian Right wing media on Neda”

NikAhang writes [fa] “stupidity is the highest ascension”when Right wing media (Sarmaye Newspaper) claim that a BBC reporter has paid someone to shoot Neda so that they could record the...

Iran:No word on arrested bloggers

Saminejad writes [fa] about two bloggers, Ali Kalayi and Shiva Nazar Ahari who were arrested and there has been no word regarding their whereabouts. Ali Kalayi is reported to be...

Iran: Green Baloons

IranRiggedElect tweeted that “tomorrow, Friday, at 1pm people all over Iran [and outside] will be airing green baloons and make the sky GREEN.”

Iran: Art for protest's sake

Bloggers and citizen artists online have been creating designs and cartoons to add a touch of art to the insistent Iranian protest movement that has risen in response the June...

Iran: Riots police attacked protesters

Lettersoftheliv tweeted that “witnesses say protesters and riot police are clashing in the streets around Iran's parliament in Tehran.”

Iran: Neda becomes a symbol for the protesters

Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president....

Iran: Suffering in Iran

An Iranian blogger writes in Namnam blog, how he was arrested in Shiraz when he participated in a protest demonstration. The blogger says he was beaten up and humilated by...

Iran: Protesters in Tehran

We can watch a film on Iranian protesters in Tehran on Monday despite a warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against the kind of street demonstrations that have roiled Iran for...

Iran: Protest Continues

Iraneema tweeted that anti-riot police attacks a crowd of people holding candles in Tehran’s 7 Tir Sq., attempting to disperse them.

Iran: Videos of protests and vigils

A disputed June 12 election in Iran that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power, has sparked the most violent unrest since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Protesters and the opposition...

Iran: Protesters break a taboo and defy Khamenei

One day after Islamic Republic Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced protests and warned reformist leaders against taking to the streets, thousands of people demonstrated in Tehran. They were joined by...

Iran: Security Forces attacked people

Hadinili tweeted from Tehran :”They are beating “people” in Enghelab St., not only the protesters.”

Iran: Mousavi's wife invites people to demonstrate

Zahra Rahnavard, Mir Hussein Mousavi‘s wife, invited [fa] people on his FaceBook to continue the demonstrations today. She asked her 21000 FaceBook's fans to spread the message.

Iran: Reformist and activist bloggers arrested

As demonstrations continue in Iran against the results of the June 12 presidential elections, authorities continue their clampdown on activists, journalists and bloggers. Hamid Tehrani reviews the Iranian blogosphere, where...

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