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Fred Petrossian · February, 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 February, 2012

Iran: A pro-animal blog was filtered

Sepehr Salimi writes another pro-animal and pro-environment blog got filtered in Iran.Dadkhahi Heyvanat az Ensanha (animals ask people for justice) used to write about pets.

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi's film “A Separation” was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi's acceptance speech attracted even more attention after Fars...

Iran: Female blogger was released from prison

Parastou Dokouhaki, a female jailed blogger was released on bail on Sunday. She was accused of collaboration with foreign based media.

Iran: Another blogger was arrested

Nama Jafari,blogger and journalist was arrested. He was editor of a cultural site. He also wrote a book called “a gathering in solitary confinement”.

Iran: Letter from Jailed Blogger Details “Blue Sky of Pain”

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a jailed Iranian blogger and publisher, wrote a letter this month from prison describing a “blue sky of pain” of his first-hand experience with the injustice of...

Afghanistan: Do not kill each other

Goftman Roshnayi says[fa] “burning Quran has become another pretext to kill each other in Afghanistan…When Talibans explode bombs, kill people and burn Qurans, nobody cares.” Five killed as protests over...

Iran: Enviromental blogs under fire

Sepher Salimi, a leading environmentalist blogger writes about filtering of several green and environmenal blogs in recent years.

Iran: Security forces kidnapped Khazali from hospital

Several bloggers reported that security forces kidnapped Mehdi Khazali from hospital.Iranian imprisoned blogger Mehdi Khazali has suffered a heart attack after six weeks of hunger strike.His wife and daughter were...

Iran: Iranian rappers sing for people of Homs in Syria

Here is an Iranian rappers's song for people in Homs in Syria.

Iran: Internet not just spying tool but spy itself

Iran's intelligence Ministry says Internet not just spying tool but spy itself.

Iran: Blogger's wife and daughter got kidnapped

According to a report Mehdi Khazali‘s wife and daughter were kidnapped by the security forces and moved to an unknown place[update: they were released on bail]. Khazali is a blogger...

Iran: Threatening message targets journalists

Reliable sources, including one Iranian journalist, have told Global Voices that several Iranian activists and journalists have received an email threatening that they will be punished according to the “Islamic...

Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day

Internet and email services in Iran have become partially inaccessible in recent days with no explanation from the government. Bloggers suspect it has to do with opposition movement protests scheduled...

Iran: No Access to Email

Several bloggers reported for last two days they have had no access to emails including gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Hese Penhan says [fa] dictators attacked internet again. Even Tor and...

Iran: Beautiful nature

Here is a blog publishing the photos about Iran's northern province, Gilan. It lies along the Caspian Sea.

Iran: No War, No Dictatorship

Gahneveshteaye Ali writes [fa] that Green Movement demonstrated in New York both against war and dictatorship. The Iran based media preferred to ignore them.Watch the photos here.

Iran: Blogger was sentenced to 14 years in prison

Several bloggers reported that Mehdi Khazali, a blogger and publisher was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The blogger was sentenced to 90 lashes too. He can appeal this sentence.

Iran: Blogger under pressure to give TV confession

Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Malki is under pressure to give TV confession according to his mother. He is serving a 15 year prison sentence in Tehran.

Iran: A surprsing Maquette to remember Khomeini

Iran remembered the Islamic Revolution Leader,Ruhollah Khomeini‘s return to Tehran in 1979 by creating a maquette .You can see the photos. A user in Balatarin writes it is a ridiculous...

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