Iranian President gives mix messages on artistic freedom

The Iranian cultural and artistic community was excited about Rouhani’s election in 2013 and had hoped for a relaxation of restrictions imposed during Ahmadinejad’s presidency.  But Rouhani’s record so far is a mixed one.  The minister of culture has proposed removing filters on Facebook,  but the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is opposed to any cultural relaxation.

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