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Freedom Demonstration

Demonstrating for freedom, 11th January 2015

Three Years after the Arab Spring...

Dr Terence Ascott, CEO of SAT-7

2011 began with high expectations for new freedoms and prosperity across much of the Arab World. Three years on there is a palpable sense of disappointment and frustration.

Understanding the present situation in Egypt

Dr Terence Ascott
Many of us involved in Christian ministry in Egypt are appalled at the misunderstandings about the situation in Egypt being propagated by even normally balanced international media like the BBC, and the way it has, in general, portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as the victims of injustice.

Being A Christian Broadcaster in a Changing Media World

Dr Terence Ascott

As I ministered in the Middle East during the 1980’s, I could not but notice the increasing presence and growing influence of television – especially on non-readers.  Egyptian farmers who used to rise at 5 am to tend their fields now got up blurry eyed at 7 am, having stayed up late to watch Egyptian soap operas.  Suddenly rural communities wanted to have the same consumer products and services that city folks had – as seen on TV.

SAT-7’s Contribution to Arab Democracy

Terry Studio Pict We hear much talk of “democracy” across the Arab World in these days. But what are the elements that make for true democracy?

Democracy is, of course, much more than multi-party elections and the right to vote! For Democracy to work, a country also needs an educated and informed electorate, which in turn needs a free and fair press, which in turn needs a strong and independent judiciary. And, all of these “institutions” of democracy can only survive if there is a strong but accountable security apparatus to maintain law and order. 

Unknown Family

"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this person your seat.' " Luke 14:8,9

Living the SAT-7 Ethos

SAT-7 Ethos

Revolution in the Arab World, and the Need to Remain

Powerful and Effective Prayer

Terence Ascott, SAT-7 CEO"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."  James 5:16b

TV Terminology

Dear Friend of SAT-7,

Allow me to introduce you to some TV terminology:

"Traffic" is often a term used to describe automobiles congesting a roadway (a constant problem in Cairo!).  But in the television industry, "traffic" is defined as the way in which programs, commercial spots , announcements and other video elements are moved from a production center, to storage (usually on tape or digital formats) and then onto the screen at exactly the time they are scheduled to broadcast.

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