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Fred Petrossian · August, 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 August, 2009

Iran: Protest in Second Life

Max Burns wrote an article on the Iranian opposition's presence in Second Life.

Iran: “United for Baha'i Human Rights”

The Muslim Network for Bahai's Rights share with us a short animation video about Bahais’ problems in Iran since 1979.

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Iran: “Forced Blogging from Prison”

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a leading reformist blogger and former vice president, started [fa] to update his blog in prison. He says that the interrogation continues but he has very friendly...

Iran: Tohidloo, a reformist blogger was released

Somayeh Tohidloo, an Iranian female reformist blogger, walked free [fa] from jail today. She had been arrested 71 days ago.

Iran: Testimonies of torture and rape

The Iranian authorities have been accused by UN experts and the opposition of torturing protesters of the June 12 presidential election results. Iranian civil society activists have been using citizen...

Iran: “Green Movement and Football”

Jomhoriyat writes [fa] that hundreds of young people carried green flags and wore green t-shirts in football stadiums in Isfahan and Shiraz. The green colour is the symbol of Iranian...

Afghanistan: Voting Day

Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and voted Thursday in the country’s second-ever presidential elections. Afghan bloggers share their experiences and feelings on this historic day.

Iran: March 18 Movement film in competition

March 18 Movement film is in competition in Bitfilm Festival. The March 18 Movement was born out of a tragedy. On this day in 2009, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian...

Egypt:Kareem’s final appeal

Kareem’s, Egyptian blogger, final appeal will take place on Monday and Rawda Ahmed, his lawyer, will be there to hear the final decision.

Iran: A cartoon depicts Mousavi as a ‘brutal killer’

Some Iranian bloggers have published a cartoon depicting Iranian opposition leader, Mir Hussein Mousavi as a ‘brutal killer’.

Iran: Bella Ciao song and Iranian protest movement

Here is a video film where Bella Ciao, an old anti-fascist resistance song has been added to the Iranian protest movement's photos.

Iran: Twitter and Facebook in Trial

Yesterday, Iranian authorities held the second round the of mass trial of protestors and reformist politicians. Defendants in this round included a 24 year-old French woman, Clotilde Reiss, who was accused of...

Iran: Free Abtahi Campaign

Free Abtahi site is launched to support Iranian leading reformist and blogger, Mohammad Ali Abtahi who has been jailed for about 2 months.

Iran: “Ahmadinejad a phenomenal politician”

Farhad Jafari, an Iran based writer and blogger, writes [fa] that Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “is a phenomenal politician and is like a professional chess player…one thing that nobody can...

Iran: Momeni, leading political activist, under Torture

Several Iranian news sites and blogs such as Jomhour reported [fa] that Abdullah Momeni, a leading political activist, has been tortured in Tehran's prison. According to the same source, his...

Iran: Protest continues in Iran

Iranian protestors chanted Allaho Akbar (God is Great) and other anti regime slogans near to Iranian parliament where Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sworn in as Iran's president on Wendesday.

Iran: Mournful Mothers’ blog

Iranian mothers, who lost their child during the protest movement, launched [fa] a blog named Mournful Mothers.

Iran:Cartoonists Plan to Boycott Tehran Competition

According to Nik Kowsar, a leading Iranian political cartoonist, many of his colleagues have decided to boycott the Ninth Tehran International Cartoon Biennial, scheduled for late October. The boycott is...

Iran: “Cafe Hizbollah”

In Cafe Hizbollah blog we read about weekly meeting of the Iranian Islamist bloggers in Tehran. Here are the photos.

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