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Fred Petrossian · June, 2010

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, 2010

Iran: A woman may face stoning to death

According to several blogs including Rahrovaneraheakbar [fa], Sakine Mohmadi Ashtyani may face stoning to death in near future in Tabriz, in Iran. She was accused of having sex with two...

Iran: People resisted the Morality Police

A video film shows how people in Rasht, in the northern Iran, resisted the Morality Police when they wanted to arrest a woman. Read more here.

Iran: Derakhshan's trial started

According to [fa] several sites including Fars News, Hossein Derakhshan‘s trial started today. The Iranian blogger has been in jail for 21 months and he was accused of “collaborating with...

Iran: Mir-Hossein Mousavi Cartoon Upsets Greens

A leading Iranian cartoonist and blogger based in Canada, Nikahang Kowsar, posted a cartoon this month of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi that has caused numerous reactions in Iranian citizen media....

Iran: “9 file sharing sites got filtered”

Conservative Fars News site reported 9 “file sharing sites” including sharingmatrix،rapidshare،megaupload got filtered in one day in Iran.

Iran: A leading weblog service got filtered

Several Iranian bloggers including Persianweblog reported that Blogfa, a leading free Persian weblog service got filtered.

Iran: Repressed at home, Iranians protest worldwide

While several witnesses in Tehran said that scattered clashes erupted between Iran's security forces and demonstrators marking the first anniversary of a contested presidential election on 12 June, protests also...

Iran: WordPress got filtered

BlogNews reports [fa] that WordPress got filtered in Iran on Sunday.BlogNews adds that it seems a mistake happened because all blogs using WordPress got filtered.

Iran: Protesters Clash with Security Forces on Anniversary of Election

Witnesses in Tehran said scattered clashes erupted on Saturday between Iran's security forces and demonstrators gathering at key sites to mark the first anniversary of a contested presidential election.

Iran: To Demonstrate or Not, on Anniversary of Election

On the anniversary of the contested Iranian election on June 12 the question circulating online is: whether to face authorities and demonstrate or not.

Iran: A blog for Derakhshan

Hossein Derakhshan‘s family has launched a blog for this jailed blogger. Family says that Hossein is leading prayer meetings. They also say Hussein wanted to serve his country.

Iran:”Hizbollah” interrupted Khomeini Grandson's speech

Culturallogic says [fa] religious hard-liners chanted slogans against the grandson of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini at a state ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the Iranian spiritual leader's death...

Iran: Majid Tavakoli stopped his hunger strike

Majid Tavakoli, an Iranian student activist, stopped his hunger strike when he was transferred from confinement cell to public prison. You can see in Nasabonline blog Tavakoli's mother when she...

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