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Fred Petrossian · March, 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 March, 2012

Iran: Does Easing Internet Sanctions Make Any Difference?

The U.S. Department of Treasury is easing sanctions on a list of Internet services including Yahoo Messanger, Google Talk, and Skype. Although welcoming of the news, Iranians are showing only...

Iran: Jailed blogger released on bail

Mehdi Khazali,blogger and publisher, has been released from jail on bail. You can see here his photos before and after hunger strike.

Iran: Iranians react to Obama's Nowruz message

President Obama's Nowruz message to Iranians has been visited more than 62000 times in YouTube. Iranians wrote different comments for this message, from praising Obama to criticize sanctions.

Iranians to Israelis: “We Are Your Friends”

An Israeli Facebook campaign to say to Iranians “We will never bomb your country. We love you.” has received an answer from Iranians in the form a corresponding Facebook initiative...

Iran: A poem dedicated to a blogger who died in prison

Leila Farjami has dedicated a poem to Omid Reza Mirsayafi,a blogger who died in prison three years ago.Read more here.

A Love Letter From Israel to Iran

A message of love from Israelis to Iranians sounds stranger than fiction in these tense years where Iranian and Israeli governments threaten each other constantly. But we see examples of...

Iran: A Nowruz New Year Without Goldfish?

Goldfish have a special place in the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, celebrating the first day of Spring (March 20). But every year animal rights defenders and bloggers launch campaigns to...

Iran: Cartoonists Rage Against Khatami for Voting in Election

Mohammad Khatami, the former reformist president of Iran voted in parliamentary elections on Friday, March 2, 2012 going back on his word that he would refuse to vote until political...

Iran: Women Say No to the War Monster

The Iranian Islamic regime has ignored International Women's Day for more than three decades. It does not recognize March 8, and has even banned women organizations from celebrating the day....

Iran: Election cartoon

Nikahang, a blogger and leading cartoonist, has published a cartoon on former Iranian president,who reportedly voted in parliamentary elections.

Iran: Bloggers have criticized Khatami for voting

Iranian media report that former president Mohammad Khatami, a chief reformist figure, cast a vote in the ninth parliamentary elections. Several bloggers such as Noor Afkan says[fa] Khatami betrayed people...

Iran: “Should We Vote Again?”

The Islamic Republic is preparing for parliamentary (Majlis) election on Friday, March 2, 2012. While several opposition groups have called for boycotting the election, the Iranian state is employing anti-Western...

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