Albasheer Show

Risking one’s life for a laugh

Can you joke about ISIS? An Iraqi news satire show, the Albasheer Show, is doing just that. And winning over viewers, even in ISIS occupied areas where the show has been banned. The show’s creator and moderator, Ahmed Al-Basheer, explains why people are willing to take huge risks just for a laugh, and why satire is so important in a time of war. Read More

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