Ahmed al-Basheer

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A screen shot of Ahmed al-Basheer's program shows him reacting to legal threats from Iraqi regulators.

Iraqi regulator threatens TV satirist with legal action

New York, August 14, 2017–Iraqi authorities should stop threatening the pro-Kurdish broadcaster NRT and political satirist Ahmed al-Basheer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a letter NRT received August 10, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission inquired whether the broadcaster’s Arabic-language channel would continue airing al-Basheer’s program and threatened to pursue “legal action”…

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