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Fred Petrossian · December, 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 December, 2009

Iran: People chanted “God is Great” on rooftops

6 December 2009

Several Iranian bloggers including Web Neveshteha reported [fa] that people chanted Allaho Akbar (God is Great) on their rooftops tonight in Tehran and several other cities as protesters are preparing for another anti government demonstration tomorrow (7th of December). Listen to their voice here.

Iran: Internet access down pre-protests

6 December 2009

Several bloggers and sites in Iran reported one day before another mass protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, internet access in Iran is largely down. Haghemoslamema, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] this is a good opportunity to leave our computers at home and go chanting against regime in the streets.

Iran: Fariba Pajooh, a blogger in prison

5 December 2009

Fariba Pajooh, an Iranian blogger and journalist, has been in prison for more than 100 days. According to [fa] Ghomar Asheghaneh, an Iran based blogger, her parents do not know what to do and her father is in a bad physical condition.[Update: She was released on 23th of Decmeber 2009].

Iran: International Solidarity Builds Momentum

5 December 2009

Hadi Ghaemi, a leading human rights activist, writes in Huffingtonpost: “Much of the international public and media consider mass protests in Iran to have ended, because images of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators no longer appear on TV screens… But the protest movement is alive and continues to challenge the...

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