Why Iraqi satire is booming
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Why Iraqi comedy shows are booming

Iraqi shows mocking the establishment have been gaining millions of views in the past few years.

BBC Monitoring looks at who these satirists are, and the risks and obstacles they face in the conservative country.

Produced by Hassan Abu-Hussein and Alexi Peristianis

This video was updated on 24 May to reflect that Hossam al-Araji is a former producer of the AlBasheer show

BBC Monitoring reports and analyses news from TV, radio, web and print media around the world. You can follow BBC Monitoring on Twitter and Facebook.

  • 23 May 2019
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