The Laughs Are Strictly Regulated, but Iran's Fledgling Satire Still Tries to Push the Limits

Music and satire disappeared from Iranian television when Ahmadinejad was president. Even during Rohani’s tenure many artists are paying the price for criticizing the government.

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Music and satire disappeared from Iranian television during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s time as president, but even under current Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s administration many performers are suffering as the...