Facu Diaz, Spanish satirist.
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#FreeSpeechStories: The limits of Spanish humour

BBC Trending tells the story of a Spanish political satirist who some say crossed the country's red lines - and who even ended up summoned to a criminal court for a sketch.

Last week, at the same time as millions rallied online in support of pointed French satire using #JeSuisCharlie, south of the border in Spain #YoconFacu (I am with Facu) was trending last week in support of the satirist Facu Diaz. He has been accused of mocking victims of terrorism in an online video sketch, which uses the iconography of the Basque armed organisation ETA.

His detractors say that he has overstepped the limits of freedom of expression - while he claims that he is actually being targeted for his close ties with the growing left-wing opposition movement, Podemos. So which one is it? BBC Trending's Anne-Marie Tomchak went to Madrid to investigate.

Reporting: Anne-Marie Tomchak

Video journalists: Alvaro A. Ricciardelli and Gabriela Torres

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  • 22 Jan 2015
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