Articles tagged: Middle East
Proclaiming freedom on human rights day
As in many places in today’s world, countless people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are marginalised simply because of who they are. And as the pandemic and lockdown continue, women, members of minorities, and people with disabilities are even more vulnerable to being denied their rights and freedoms. On Human Rights Day (10 December), we shine a light on the struggles and strength of these communities, and on how SAT-7 serves them.
Experiencing Jesus’ love while battling COVID-19
“I strongly felt the presence of Jesus with me during my long days in self-isolation, after I fell ill with COVID-19. I felt His care for me as if I were sleeping in His arms,” Presenter Karen Khoury recently shared her story on SAT-7 KIDS, to encourage viewers and counter a message many encounter – that contracting the virus is cause of shame.
LOOKING BACK ON CAIRO’S STRANGE SUMMER
As countries around the world adapt to post-lockdown life, SAT-7 Egypt journalist Mary Joseph reflects on an unusual summer in Cairo, where the usually bustling streets went still. While many Egyptians flocked to beaches, those who stayed in Cairo faced a strange new reality – and for Mary, the only comfort to be found was in the Church.
“MUCH WORK TO BE DONE” FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN THE MENA
While some news headlines show hope and progress, others reveal there is still a long road ahead in the fight for gender equality and opportunities for women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As part of the efforts towards change, SAT-7 continues to beam messages for educating viewers, advocating for the marginalised, and encouraging new perspectives.
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.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AS LOCKDOWN CONTINUES
SAT-7 provides a health lifeline for viewers across its four channels with programs such as the new SAT-7 ACADEMY health education series Dr Bee, airing on SAT-7 ARABIC, and other initiatives that are helping families in isolation eat well, stay active, and stay healthy across the Middle East.
THIS EASTER, SAT-7 CONNECTS CHRISTIANS WHEN CHURCHES CANNOT
SAT-7 is standing in the gap as churches across the Middle East and North Africa remain closed for Easter services. Believers in the region, many of whom are without an Internet connection, are missing fellowship at this special time – meaning the worship, togetherness, and hope SAT-7 provides is needed more than ever.