SAT-7 PARS RAISES AWARENESS OF CHALLENGES FACED BY IRANIAN AND AFGHAN WOMEN
“Since the Taliban takeover, girls in my homeland have been deprived of the most basic freedoms such as education and sport,” shares Mariam*, a SAT-7 PARS viewer from Afghanistan. The challenges of women in Iran and Afghanistan have increased dramatically in the past year, and SAT-7 PARS continues to support and empower them in their desire for change and freedom.
SAT-7 at COP27 | Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt
SAT-7 likes to be present at important events concerning Arab societies, so we sent a team from our Egypt office to cover the environmental conference, COP 27, recently held in Sharm El-Sheikh. This was the first time that the event was taking place in the Middle East.
IRANIAN AND AFGHAN VIEWERS UNIFIED IN PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
As intense protests continue in Iran, SAT-7 PARS’ Viewer Support team have been witnessing a growing unity among Iranian and Afghan viewers through their prayers of intercession for one another. Persian-speaking viewers are calling on the Lord for freedom, peace, and safety for people across the region.
Parents Ask for support on Taboo topics
The SAT-7 TÜRK parenting discussion program Parents are Asking has been dealing with the issue of child sexual abuse, raising awareness of the problem among Turkish parents and helping them to prevent it.
IRAN PROTESTS: HOW SHOULD IRANIAN CHRISTIANS RESPOND?
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran’s “morality police” has sparked that nation’s most serious unrest since 2009. Mahsa, an Iranian Kurd on a visit to family in Tehran, was detained for allegedly wearing the hijab incorrectly and days later, on 16 September, died after being hospitalised in a coma.
SAT-7 LAUNCHES CHURCH4AFGHANISTAN
On 2 November, SAT-7’s Persian-language channel SAT-7 PARS launched a new social media initiative, Church4Afghanistan, comprising of a new brand and a live program.
Reaching and supporting Christians in Türkiye
Christians in Türkiye experience pressure just for being Christians. For centuries the country has served as the bridge between Europe and Asia and been a home or stopover for many people speaking different languages and from different ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. But although Christianity was once its primary religion, Christians are now a small minority vulnerable to discrimination by the majority.
PRAYER FOR IRAN STARTS EVERY LIVE PROGRAM AS SAT-7 JOINS GLOBAL PRAYER CAMPAIGN
Christian TV and media network SAT-7 is responding to the continuing nationwide protests and government crackdown in Iran by joining a global two-week campaign of prayer. From Friday 21 October, SAT-7’s Persian language channel, SAT-7 PARS, is devoting the first five minutes of every live programme to prayer for Iran and its people.