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Fred Petrossian · January, 2012

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 January, 2012

Iran:American Accent for Persian Speakers

This video shares insights for Persian first-language speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation, word stress, and intonation in American English.

Iran: Asylum seeker committed suicide

Several bloggers reported [fa] that Mohammad Rahsepar committed suicide in a refugee camp in Germany. The blogger says that “rich Iranians, politicians in exile,…should help these asylum seekers who live...

Iran: Sanctions Bite, and the Iranian Currency Falls

Iranians are facing a financial tsunami as the national currency (Rial) loses value day by day as sanctions against Iranian oil and the banking system get tougher.

Iran: Barbie dolls under attack

Iranian police close down shops selling Barbie dolls in Tehran. Sabzgosh says” Iranian police has banned selling Barbies dolls.For Iran's police Barbie dolls are considered as an instrument in the...

Iran: Iranian site is striking against censorship in U.S.A

Amsterdam based Iranian Arseh Sevom site is striking against SOPA and PIPA which seek to deploy online censorship and surveillance in the name of enforcing copyright, employing the same tools...

Iran: Gender based books for schools

Iranian authorities announced that school books to be changed and written based on gender. Azar Todnar says gender discrimination becomes institutionalized in Iran.

Iran: Jailed Islamic Cleric and Blogger on Hunger Strike

Islamic cleric and blogger, Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojayi, is on hunger strike in prison in Iran to protest the four year prison sentence he received in October 2011 for...

Iran: A group of Iranians celebrate win at Golden Globes

Here is a film shows a group of Iranians celebrating “A Seperation” win at Golden Globes.

Iran:Bread price soars

Harfayi az Tahe Del writes bread price [fa] soars in country and a Sangak cost about 1000 tomans.The blogger reminds [fa] us before revolution, 33 years ago, a Sangak was...

Iran: A cleric blogger on hunger strike

Mohammad Sadegh Honarvar Shojayi, a blogger and cleric started his hunger strike on Monday. He was arrested by the Prosecutor General on charges of conducting an interview with the reformist...

Iran: We can not achieve freedom with virtual world

Ghorghrou says [fa]” we can not achieve freedom with virtual world…we make a mistake thinking all Iranians in country are as informed as a group of Iranians in Facebook or...

Iran: A homeless Iranian killed in Canada

Several Iranian bloggers reported [fa] Farshad Mohammadi, a 34 years old homeless Iranian in Montreal was killed by a policeman. Canada's police says the victim had attacked a policeman with...

Iran: A former military commander under fire

A former Revolutionary Guards commander Hossein Alae who dared to warn the Supreme Leader about the consquences of repression is under fire.There was a protest gathering in front of his...

Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty for Insulting Islam

A 50-year old Iranian blogger, Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari (aka Siamak Mehr), has been charged with “insulting the Prophet of Islam” and “enmity with God” or “waging war against God”,...

Iran: Death penalty

RSF reports” two jailed netizens, Saeed Malekpour and Vahid Asghari, were sentenced to death in January 2011 on charges of anti-government agitation and insulting Islam.” They were accused of developing...

Iran:”Google is a spying tool”

The head of the national security forces, Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam, says [fa] Google is a spying tool not a search engine.

Iran: A Court Sentences an Iranian American to death

1freedomseeker reported a court in Tehran has sentenced to death an Iranian American who was convicted of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency. The blogger adds Abolghasem Salvati, this court's...

Iran: Khazali was arrested again

Shoorezar reports [fa] Mehdi Khazali, a blogger, publisher and son of a leading conservative cleric and former Council of Guardians member, Ayatollah Khazali, was arrested again on Monday. He was...

Iran: Site displaying currency exchange rate got filtered

Mesghal, a site displaying currency exchange rate got filtered as rial, Iran's national currency, continues to fall. 2lar writes [fa] it seems Islamic Republic's economists find the best way to...

Iran:Identity card control and cameras in internet cafe

Iranian police ordered [fa] internet cafes to install cameras and ask clients to provide identity card and phone number.

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