Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari on Censorship in Iran
On May 8, 2013, world-famous political satirist Jon Stewart of The Daily Show held a discussion about censorship and power in Iran, followed by a lively Q&A, at an event hosted by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the PEN American Center. In conversation with Iranian-Canadian film director Maziar Bahari and CPJ’s Executive Director Joel Simon, Stewart explored issues ranging from incarceration and torture to foreign policy to free speech and creativity under repression.
The discussion followed the New York premier of director Maziar Bahari’s film Forced Confessions. Watch the full discussion, including introduction and Q&A, in this video!