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Fred Petrossian · September, 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 September, 2010

Iran: The Art and Design of the ‘Green Movement’

“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York...

Iran:Derakhshan sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

According to [fa] Mashregh News Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian jailed blogger, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. Read more here.

Iran:Facebook for Art

Iranian artists have launched Iran's first ever contemporary art competition on the social networking website, Facebook.

Iran: Strike at Bazzar

Part of Iran bazaar closed to protest VAT increase in last two days. Gold bazzar is on strike in Tehran and a film in You Tube “shows merchants in Iron...

Iran: Roses for Derakhshan

Hossein Derakhshan‘s mother in an interview [fa] said that “Hossein repented and want to be useful for his country…Hossein was moved to a better place [cell] in prison and they...

Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (“Hoder”) may face death penalty

Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder"). The judge has not yet ruled. Derakhshan stands accused of “collaborating with enemy states, creating propaganda...

Iran: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Derakhshan

A knowledgeable source told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor seeks death penalty for Hossein Derakhshan, jailed blogger. Judge Salavati hasn't ruled yet. He has been accused of “collaborating with ennemi...

Iran: “Shiva sentenced to lashes and Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

Afghanistan: Kabul Bank on the brink of collapse

Financial crisis is not a luxury reserved for rich countries. Kabul Bank in Afghanistan, which is part-owned by the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, is on the edge of...

Iran: Jailed Blogger Shiva Nazar Ahari is Freed on $500,000 Bail

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist and blogger, was freed yesterday. According to several news websites, Shiva was released on $500,000 bail. She went to trial in handcuffs...

Iran:”Haystack not a useful software for us”

Amin Sabeti writes [fa] that Haystack has never been a useful software for Iranians and despite international media coverage it was never functional.

Iran: Pro regime forces attacked a mosque

Pro regime forces attacked Ghoba mosque in Shiraz while a pro reformist religious leader delivered a speech and prayed. Here are the photos in Behdabra blog.

Iran: Opposition leader under attack

Basij forces and pro government elements attacked Mehdi Karroubi‘s house in last two days. Karroubi,a reformist leader, has been a critical voice against Iranian government. Watch the film here.

Iran: Internet connection was interrupted

Several bloggers such as Andishe Sabz and news sites reported [fa] that the internet connection in Iran was interrupted on Thursday as Iranian regime fears the demonstration in “Quds Day”....

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