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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 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 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

26 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...

21 March 2012

Iran: Jailed blogger released on bail

Iran: Iranians react to Obama's Nowruz message

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...

18 March 2012

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

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...

16 March 2012

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...

9 March 2012

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...

8 March 2012

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....

2 March 2012

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...