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In the NewsFebruary 28, 2011 13:17

Map: "The World's Bravest Bloggers"

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Produced by The Daily Beast, this map spotlights "17 people who are changing the world" through their editing, blogging, reporting, videos and twitter feeds.

And one of them is Tehran Bureau's Editor-in-Chief, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad.

Under her editorship and management, the Tehran Bureau website, in editorial partnership with FRONTLINE, offers timely and incisive analysis, reporting, commentary and essays on Iran -- one of the world's most important and consistently challenging stories.

During the massive demonstrations following Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election, the website was cited as a valued source of news and analysis by many, including The New York Times. Over recent weeks, while the rest of the region seethed with protests and upheaval, Tehran Bureau's website offered daily on-the-ground reports, dramatic video, photos and commentary on Iran's brutal crackdown.

On learning about the map, Niknejad said she simply wanted to note -- "To the extent I'm associated with any of the daring and probing reporters in Iran and abroad who contribute to the Tehran Bureau blog, I am honored. I hope one day they'll be given the recognition they deserve."

Adds Raney Aronson, FRONTLINE series senior producer: "We are gratified by yet another acknowledgment of Tehran Bureau's unique and powerful voice of news and commentary original to the Web. From the beginning, Kelly committed Tehran Bureau to filling a huge gap in independent reporting from Iran and maintained rigorous standards for the network of writers, analysts and correspondents she was building. The payoff for adhering to such high standards since 2008 are increasingly evident. FRONTLINE is proud to be in partnership with this outstanding website."

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posted february 28, 2011

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