08/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna Discusses How Iranian Election Is Affecting Journalism On BBC's "Newsnight" (VIDEO)

From the BBC News program "Newsnight":

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.