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Fred Petrossian · December, 2011

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, 2011

Iran: “Law of Computer Crimes” and Parliamentary Elections

Iranian authorities warned web sites and blogs not to publish any content to encourage people to boycot or to protest the March parliamentary elections. The authorities published [fa] 25 categories...

Iran: A petition for a jailed activist

A petition is launched to support Mehrdad Karami, a jailed student and human rights activist in Zanjan (Iran).

Iran: Rafsanjani's site was filtered

Several Iranian news sites reported Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's site was filtered. According to his brother, Rafsanjani's site managment had been asked to omit his last Friday Prayer sermon in 2009...

Iran: Student activist was released after 11 years

Setareiran says Behrouz Javid Tehrani, a student activist who was jailed 11 years ago, finally was released from prison.

Iran:”Parliament is like Animal House”

From Your View reports Behrouz Moradi head of government subsidies called Iran's paliament an “animal house”. The blogger writes with irony this guy was so polite not to call parliament...

Iran:Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has warned that the country could block the Strait of Hormuz if sanctions are imposed on its exports of crude oil. Filternet1 writes[fa] if Iran blocks the Strait of...

Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty

Several bloggers and news sites reported [fa] that Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari, a jailed blogger , may face charge of ‘Waging War Against God’ (moharebeh). A death sentence can be...

Iran: Plunging national currency

Iranian rial, hit a new low Tuesday, with the US dollar sells for more than 15000 rials (1500 Tomans). khodrahagaran writes [fa] people rushed to banks to exchange their rials...

Iran: Shocking video film from egypt

Several bloggers have published a video film where Egypt's security forces beating brutally a female protester. Xcalibur with irony writes [fa] now I see why Iranian government says the revolution...

Iran: Jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike

Several sites reported [fa] that Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, Iranian jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike after about one week.Hossein is serving a 15 year prison sentence in the security ward...

Iran: Unpaid Worker Throws Shoe at President Ahmadinejad

Several Iranian bloggers reacted with irony to the news that Mahmoud Ahamadinejad, Iran's president, became a target of an angry shoe thrower, during a speech in the northern city, Sari...

Iran: Jailed blogger on hunger strike

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, jailed blogger, is on hunger strike [fa] over his jail's conditions. Hossein is serving a 15 year prison sentence in the security ward of Evin Prison.

Iran: Where Is My Classmate?

Several empty chairs in Iran's universities were formerly occupied by students who have now vanished or been expelled. This year Tahkim Vahdat, a leading student protest group, called for an...

Iran: Fire department rescues baby lion

A film in YouTube shows Iranian fire department rescues baby lion walking in Tehran highway.

Iran:Female blogger was released

Rahsanews says [fa] Rojin Mohammadi, female blogger and student released from jail in Tehran.

Iran:Tehran won propaganda war against USA

Ahestan writes [fa] displaying U.S. drone by Iranian forces, is a proof that Islamic Republic has won propaganda, political and media war against American government.

Iran:Tehran displays captured US drone

Several bloggers such as Az Mian Negarha, linked to a YouTube film where Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps displayed a US captured RQ-170 Sentinel plane on TV on Thursday afternoon.

Iran: US Virtual Embassy for Tehran

Faryad Azadi reported[fa] that USA has launched a virtual embassy for Tehran.

Iran: Another female blogger was arrested

Human Rights News Agency reports [fa] Bahar Alinia, afemale blogger and student, got arrested upon her return to Iran and was transferred to Evin prison. A couple of weeks ago,...

Iran:The alien theory

Amir Bayani writes in Article 19 “Mohammad Javad Larijani of Iran’s Judiciary (the head of the human rights council in the judiciary) gave the world reassurance that we have fair...

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