SAT-7 TÜRK BROADCASTS HOPE FOR YOUTH DURING ADVENT SEASON
The advent period is marked by Christians across the world as the countdown to Christmas begins. But what does advent mean and what do the candles we light represent? Turning Point, SAT-7 TÜRK’s youth program, addresses such questions by looking at the source of hope, joy, peace, and love.
THEIR CHURCHES SHUTTERED, ALGERIAN BELIEVERS CRY OUT FOR THEIR RIGHTS ON SAT-7
Algerian Christians bravely call for their rightful freedoms as 13 churches in the country remain closed down. Speaking to their fellow Algerians – and to believers around the world – on local Christian broadcaster SAT-7, church members claim their legitimate place in their country and cry out for recognition and prayer.
AN ENCOUNTER WITH JOY
As protests, uprisings and instability continue in Lebanon, it is encouraging to hear that Christians – and especially young people – are leaning on God for their security and joy. SAT-7’s Katerina Parpa spoke with the aptly-named Joy Basta, a 21-year-old presenter on SAT-7 KIDS, about his first-hand experience of the upheaval and the faith that carries him through.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN
Many Iranian believers live in fear due to misunderstandings surrounding human rights and freedom of belief. SAT-7 is empowering viewers by educating them on their human rights and encouraging them to stand up for themselves and others.
SPEAKING GOD’S LOVE INTO VIOLENCE IN IRAN
A wave of protests erupted across Iran in November, sparked by an increase in the cost and rationing of fuel. Internet access was cut, and over 200 people were killed when the protests were met with violence. SAT-7 viewers have been sharing their worries, fears and prayers with the Audience Relations team, who have been available 24/7.
A LIFE-TIME EXPERIENCE AND MY CALLING TO VOLUNTEER WITH SAT-7
I love broadcasting and I love working with SAT-7 because of my background in media. I have two degrees in broadcasting and started my career on a gourmet cooking show with Julia Child. When I started a family, I began to volunteer in the media ministry of my church, starting radio and tv programs, and creating Christmas Eve specials for most of thirty years.
DISABLED CHILDREN SHINE IN SAT-7 KIDS’ CITY OF STARS
SAT-7 KIDS sets a trailblazing example of disability inclusion in a region where disabled children are often excluded. This year, the Christian broadcaster marks the International Day for Disabled Persons (December 3) by wrapping up production on a new season of the special children’s programme City of Stars.
TAKING A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
As the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), SAT-7 is a catalyst for change in the Middle East and North Africa. With support from the Christian broadcaster, and the local Church, courageous women break free from cycles of violence – and perpetrators find ways to change.