Zimbabwe laughs through state's gag orders

Citizens are speaking out, and joking, about political issues, but some subjects are still not allowed.

    Some comedians in Zimbabwe have taken to tackling political issues in the country, picking their ideas from articles they read in daily newspapers.

    Shows are then built on every day issues like unemployment.

    The comedians work on a tight budget using basic equipment, and the DVDs are then sold on the street for $1.

    Zimbabweans are slowly speaking out, but there are still certain things one cannot say or do, such as making fun of the president.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare, Zimbabwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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