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Fred Petrossian · July, 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 July, 2009

Iran: Mourning the Victims of Protest

Thousands of Iranians gathered in Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday to commemorate Neda Agha-Soltani and the victims of the protest movement. Dozens have been killed and hundreds jailed.

Iran: Mourning the Green Movement's Victims

Several Iranian bloggers and news sites reported that several thousands people commemorated the protest movement's victims when the police attacked them. Here is a video of today's gathering in Behesht...

Iran: Kahrizak, a prison from Hell

Iranian authorities shut down Kahrizak, a prison in Tehran where the election protestors were held. Kodan Ba Estedad shares one ‘victim's story of torture in Kahrizak.

Citizens of the World rally for Iran

On Saturday 25 July, 2009, Iranians and non-Iranians alike responded to the initiative United4Iran by taking part in an event to support the Iranian struggle for freedom and human rights. Coverage...

Iran: Solidarity with Green Movement in Dubai

Several Iranians took part in a demonstration in Dubai on Saturday July 25, to support Iranians in their struggle for democracy. According to Saharlar, the police dispersed the rally after...

Citizens of the World “United 4 Iran”

On Saturday July 25, people around the world will have the opportunity to support Iranians in their struggle for democracy, freedom and basic human rights by attending rallies in dozens...

Iran: “Death to Russia” at Friday Prayer

At a Friday prayer at Tehran University led by former president and cleric Hashemi Rafsanjani today, crowds of Mir Hossein Mousavi supporters defiantly chanted "Death to Russia" instead of "Death...

Iran: Protesters’ film in You Tube

Protesters chanted down with dictator after Friday Prayer in Tehran. Watch the film here.

Iran: Video on Friday Prayer and Slogans

Freedom Messenger has posted on FaceBook a video film on Friday Prayer in Tehran and people who chant slogans.

Iran: Slogans after Friday Prayer

Green Vote says that people chanted slogans to support Mir hussein Mousavi,opposition leader and against [fa] Ahmadinejad's government. One of the slogans was [fa] “my martyr brother I will take...

Iran: Friday Prayer and a “video trick”

Jadi tweeted that “TV is showing a 5 sec view of Friday Prayers. Many people are wearing a glowish blue shirts! Shoulb a video trick to convrert green to blue.”...

Iran: Rafsanjani calls political prisoners to be freed

Hadi Nili tweeted that Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani at Friday Prayer called Iranian authorities “to free [political] figures and not let enemy be happy of our behaviour.”

Iran: ‘Down with Russia Slogan’

GreenVote tweeted [fa] that Iranians chanted down with Russia slogan at Friday Prayer in Tehran University. Iranian opposition says that Russia trained Iranian security forces to repress the protest movement.

Iran: Protests prompt emergence of underground Internet newspapers

The recent emergence of internet newspapers in Iran is evidence of the will of Iranian citizens and opposition forces to continue to communicate even as the Islamic Republic intensifies censorship,...

Iran: Online videos send messages to Joe Biden

About 100 Iranians, Americans and Iranian-Americans have posted short personal messages on YouTube to support the Iranian opposition movement that is calling the 12th of June presidential election a fraud. They...

Iran: Opposition goes to Friday Prayers

Several Iranian bloggers invited people to go to Friday Prayers in Tehran as Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi will attend this week's Friday prayers led by influential cleric Akbar...

Iran:Iranian Christians hesitant to get involved in protests

Persecuted Church blog reports that World Magazine posted an excellent article on the response of Iranian Christians to the recent electoral unrest in Iran. Accroding to this blog Iranian Christians...

Iran:”China is the new Israel”

Kourosh Alyani has published several photos of the Muslim Uighur minority riots in China. The post's title is ” Yellow Israel or unimportant photos that you may not see”.

Iran: Sohrab Arabi, a protester, died in prison

Several news sites and blogs such as Ardavan reported that Sohrab Arabi, a 19 years old protester died in prison in Tehran. Watch Arabi's photos here.

Iran: Protesters defy Islamic regime again

Thousands of demonstrators chanted "Down with the dictator" and "Allaho Akbar (God is Great)" slogans in Tehran on Thursday defying a government warning against protests about the disputed June 12...

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