April 22nd, 2015
Episode 300 of 1282 episodes
In 2009 the Tehran-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was imprisoned and tortured for 118 days in Iran. He’d been covering the presidential elections, and had sent footage of opposition protests to the BBC before being arrested by the Revolutionary Guard. Amongst the western media that campaigned for his release was the American satirical news programme The Daily Show, and Bahari was interviewed by its host Jon Stewart following his release. Now Stewart has made his first feature film, Rosewater, based on Bahari’s story.