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Saman Arbabi

Voice of America
Exec Producer
Saman Arbabi is an Iranian-American award winning international journalist and Creator & Executive Producer of Iran's most popular satirical television shows Parazit and OnTen. Parazit has been called the "Daily Show of Iran" and is one of the most popular (and most controversial) shows in Iran, with an estimated 35 million viewers. Parazit's success inside Iran prompted Iran's state-run media to launch character assassinations against Saman. In 2013 Arbabi gave a talk at SXSW entitled Iranian Outlaws: Satire vs. Censorship in which, among other things, he unveiled "Weapons of Mouse Destruction," the largest global art project against internet censorship, created in partnership with counter-culture artist Shepard Fairey. Saman has also worked with street artist JR's “Inside Out Project” and on the Iranian Election Day, June 14, 2013, OnTen aired a special message to the Iranian people from U2's Bono.