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.
SAT-7 CALLS FOR PEACE AMID ANTI-CHRISTIAN ATTACKS IN TURKEY
Following an increase in attacks on church buildings and threats against Christians and minorities in Turkey, SAT-7 TÜRK ensures these communities’ calls for peace and justice are heard.
AUDIENCE RELATIONS: A DIRECT LINE TO YOUNG HEARTS
Throughout COVID-19, SAT-7 KIDS has been a loving, familiar hand for children to hold when nothing else feels normal. But maintaining this consistency not only involves presenters and production teams. Behind the scenes, SAT-7 KIDS Audience Relations are a direct line of support for young hearts across the Middle East.