This really interesting article is published by The Center for Human Rights in Iran:
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi boasted about the substantial role of the state’s security establishment in the production of local films and television shows during an interview with the reformist Shargh newspaper on February 15, 2021.
The goal is to use entertainment mediums as a vehicle to “educate the public” and “protect society against espionage,” said Alavi.
In reality, the productions serve as vehicles for state propaganda, portraying the government as a benevolent actor even as it suffocates civil society actors through arbitrary arrests and kangaroo trials to repress dissent and criticism of state policies.
Read the full article here.