January 21, 2014
Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken (BBC, 1/21/14)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2014 5:06 PMIran's Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it's reported. [...]IRIB, the Iranian state broadcaster, has faced criticism over the long running ban. Singer Alireza Qorbani complained that Iranian children are being cut off from their cultural legacy by a broadcaster that is happy to show knife fights in feature films. In response to the debate, IRIB recently showed jazz-fusion outfit Palett miming instruments during a recent performance.