When political satire becomes political reality.


Political satire is as old as politics itself. Political satire is a significant part of satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden. Advertisements

Germany grants Turkish request to allow for possible prosecution of comedian who joked about Erdogan//La liberté d’expression en deuil:Berlin accepte la demande turque de poursuites pénales visant une satire anti-Erdogan


RT reports that The German government has granted a Turkish request to allow the possible prosecution of a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Ankara has demanded to have comedian Jan Boehmermann prosecuted for insulting a foreign head of state. Under a section of Germany’s … Continue reading Germany grants Turkish request to allow for possible prosecution of comedian who joked about Erdogan//La liberté d’expression en deuil:Berlin accepte la demande turque de poursuites pénales visant une satire anti-Erdogan