OZ Launches Mandarin and Arabic News BulletinsJune 9, 2022
OZ has recently launched Mandarin and أخبار عربية في استراليا bulletins. This article highlights the staff involved. The challenges faced and plans for the future of the new service. We also hear what the Australian community says about the new services. Read on to learn more! Here are some things to remember while reading about the new services on OZ. The Australian Arab News team is proud to launch this new service, and we hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned!
OZ launches Arabic and Mandarin news bulletins.
OZ recently launched Arabic and Mandarin news bulletins on television. Both bulletins feature local Arabic and Mandarin journalists. Both bulletins are now available on OZ On Demand. Nissrine Khadra and Ali Bahnasawy present them. The news is delivered in the two languages through video streams and podcasts. They also feature subtitled programming from OZ. Initially, only English news bulletins were broadcast on OZ.
OZ is committed to providing multilingual services to Australian audiences and has already made an effort to provide news in more than 60 languages. The bulletins will be available in English, Mandarin, and Arabic and be accessible on OZ OnDemand, making them available to viewers worldwide. The news bulletins will be broadcast on weeknights, at 8 pm and 8.30 pm. It will be an excellent way to reach the Arabic-speaking community in Australia.
OZ launched two new news programs in Arabic and Mandarin on Monday. The newscasts will have the same decor as the world news but will be broadcast in two different languages. The broadcasts will have a 30-minute delay between English and Arabic newscasts, with five minutes for intervening. Over three years, OZ was awarded $29 million in federal funding to expand its language services. The new Arabic and Mandarin news bulletins will be broadcast at 8 pm on Mondays through Fridays.
Arab journalists are new to the Australian media industry. Many have not worked in the media industry since they arrived in Australia 10 years ago. The mandarins found it challenging to find journalists who understood journalistic principles. This is because they may not have been educated in the media of their home countries. The solution was to release Mary-Ruth Monsour from her regular team and give her the supervising producer for world news.
Staff involved in new service
The Australian Arabic newspaper El Telegraph is a well-known news publication in Australia. It caters to readers from 19 Arab communities in Australia, and many Australians of Middle Eastern descent depend on it for local and international news. Print journalism in Australia is threatened by the advent of social media, alternative news platforms and digital media, but Australian Arabic newspapers are standing firm. Antoine Kazzi, editor in chief of the Arabic-language newspaper El Telegraph, is one of those journalists.
The publication expands its global reach with Arabic, French, and Japanese editions. It also has a regional bureau in Dubai and an Asian bureau in London. In addition, it is partnered with YouGov, which aims to survey public opinion in the region. ‘We’re trying to reach a more diverse audience,’ says Abbas. But how can we achieve this? With the help of the Arab Media Forum and the support of Arab News staff in the region, we can make a difference!
El Telegraph is Australia’s only Arabic news publication catering to readers from 19 different Arab communities. It is the go-to source for local, national and international news among Australians of Middle Eastern heritage. While some observers predict the end of print journalism, others argue that the newspaper’s survival is in jeopardy because of digital and social media. But while the future for print journalism is uncertain, these two media can be a source of support for the Arab community in Australia.
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States, the Arab community has been under extreme scrutiny in the west. There is a pervasive stereotype that Arabs are all one ethnicity with distinct racial features and religion. This stereotype is harmful to the community’s efforts to build trust with the Arabic-speaking community. It has been noted that a single Arabic-language newspaper can attract a wide readership if it focuses on stories of notable figures in the Australian Arabic community.
Regardless of the medium, the Arab press has many challenges. The press in the Middle East is a highly repressive society, and journalists often find themselves caught between government censorship and community distrust. Financial challenges are also associated with investigative reporting, such as insufficient funds. These problems are not unique to Australia. It is important to note that the Arab Press has made significant progress toward its mission to promote free speech in the Arab world.
The government is a significant influence on the press, and the media industry is not helping the investigative work of the Australian Arab News. Editors in chief of Al Riyadh must seek the government’s approval before they can publish anything. This is not helpful to the investigative press, and the government’s attempt to control the media is a constant source of frustration. As a result, Al Riyadh’s editor-in-chief has recognised this and vowed to keep the newspaper independent and unbiased.