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Amateurs key to Iran reporting

Professional journalists in Iran have been restricted, and some thrown out of the country. In their place amateurs have told their own, unmediated, story to the world.

Arianna Huffington, founder of the influential US website The Huffington Post, and Anne McElvoy of Britain's Evening Standard newspaper spoke to the BBC's Jeremy Paxman about what the reporting of the election in Iran has meant for journalism.


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