There is Someone (TV show)

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Artist: Al Sumaria (broadcaster)

Year: 2012

Date of Action: April 2012

Region: Middle East

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Television

Confronting Bodies: Iraqi Communications and Media Commission

Description of Artwork: The show is primarily six men telling jokes and talking to each other. Some of the jokes touch on "sexual satisfaction, adultery, drunkenness and women’s menstrual cycles."

The Incident: After the show became a rousing success, officials in the the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission complained that the show “contains jokes that are in most cases aggressive, indecent and impudent."

Results of Incident: Al Sumaria agreed to put the show on hiatus for a week, as well as get rid of a female dj whose dancing offended several viewers. They have also promised to be more careful of the material which the jokes cover.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/world/middleeast/iraqi-tv-show-dares-to-talk-about-sex.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=media