We are SAT-7
We support the Christians of the Middle East and North Africa in their Christian witness and lives. We beam the Good News of the Kingdom of God straight into people’s homes, into the centre of family life. We deliver Christian satellite television for the Middle East and North Africa.
We make God’s love visible.
COVID-19 PROGRAMMING RESPONSE PACKAGE
The following report shares some of the material created by the channels as part of their comprehensive COVID 19 response. Today more than ever we are delivering a truly holistic ministry in our response to the pandemic and increasing audience engagement across our channels is sending a clear signal that we are responding to a much-needed call.
Dare To Believe
Featuring the latest news and developments at SAT-7, videos of interviews, and exciting program footage, this special edition of INSIGHT demonstrates how SAT-7 is encouraging people in the Middle East and North Africa to Dare to Believe.
SAT-7’S POWER TO BYPASS LOCKDOWN OPENS NEW PARTNERSHIPS
During COVID-19 lockdowns, SAT-7’s ability to resource and encourage viewers in their own homes became vital as on-the-ground organisations were forced to scale back. Nicoletta Michael, SAT-7’s Development Manager, shares how new partnerships have developed and how working together can maximise the impact of all.
Heart-Winning Drama Tackles Prejudice, Promotes Rights
A new SAT-7 ARABIC drama will promote women’s and minority rights among millions of viewers in the Middle East. By allowing them to identify with those who are different, Backstage will encourage the tolerance that is greatly needed as new, coronavirus-related human rights abuses hit the region’s most marginalised people.
STRONG SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC ABUSE SPEAKS OUT ON SAT-7
“We fear for our children and we fear society” says Fadia*, who spoke on the SAT-7 ARABIC program You Are Not Alone about the abuse she faces and the stigma that keeps her trapped. Fadia’s call, which shows millions in the Middle East the egregious harm of domestic violence, comes as reports of abuse have surged during COVID-19.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY SPOTLIGHTS REFUGEES’ PANDEMIC PLIGHT
The words of a father who says “If my children get sick, I don’t know where I’d turn” on SAT-7 spotlight the impossible conditions facing refugees during the coronavirus pandemic. This World Refugee Day (20 June), please pray for refugees in the Middle East, who remain at risk and in need even as restrictions are eased in some countries.
BEING A PEOPLE OF HOPE DURING TIMES OF CRISIS
In two powerful interviews, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop and Maronite Catholic Cardinal discuss the critical role Christians have in crisis-hit societies, and address questions of millions of MENA viewers about God, the pandemic and political instability.
SAT-7 STANDS AGAINST CHILD LABOUR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
On this World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), SAT-7 stands against the life-destroying exploitation of child workers. Our channels raise awareness among viewers in the Middle East who may encounter this injustice every day – including in Iran, where thousands of children are forced to scratch out a living on the streets.
Uncle Mounir's colouring book
Beloved Presenter and Artist Mounir Zachary’s legacy to SAT-7 – a collection of Middle Eastern inspired sketches that are now being offered in a children’s colouring book, accompanied with encouraging Bible verses.