"The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it's also extremely dangerous if you aren't aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes." Mr Youhana Bet Doud told SBS Radio and spoke about cyber safety presentation-information session presented by Mark Ryder, federal agent in Melbourne.
Listen to Rabi Nabil Karim, President of the Assyrian Australian Association (AAA) speaking about various services provided by the (AAA) for almost half a century to the Assyrian community in Australia.
STARTTS is a service in NSW and stands for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors. Lina Isho is an active worker in STARTTS and talks about the services and facilities this organisation offers to refugees and migrants who suffer from trauma due to wars in countries they fled from, while trying to settle in Australia.
On Thursday 8th November 2018, a delegation from Assyrian organisations attended the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, A Jewish holocaust memorial for victims of Nazi's 1938 destruction of Jewish synagogues and businesses. Mr David David, President Assyrian Australian National Federation talks about the importance of participating in such occasions.
Milan Maksimovic and his family have been involved and for the last three years in helping Assyrian refugees from Iraq and Syria who arrived to Australia in recent years. He prepares Christmas hampers and distributes them to many needy families. Since he started, he has received many offers and donation of goods, toys and cosmetics to support his projects. He talks to SBS about his motivation and willingness to continue with his projects.
Carmen Lazar answers back to some critics that say she is not doing enough to help the Assyrian refugees. Also she talks about her experience in participating in the International Metropolis Conference and the opportunity to meet immigration specialists, academics and delegates from many countries who discussed immigration matters.
Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops in the skins pigment cells (melanocytes). Melanocytes produce melanin to help protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation i.e. sunlight. Dr Albert talks about the risk factors and specially the Ultra Violet index which is a crucial factor in causing skin cancer, also he discusses treatments options.
"I will do my utmost to work collectively with other members of parliament to better serve our nation”
In his interview with the SBS Assyrian Program Freed Yako , From the Assyrian Democratic Party blamed all others except his party for not winning more than one seat in Kurdistan regional Parliament.
Mrs Klara Odisho from Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Council Party (CSACP) spoke to SBS about the outcome of the last Kurdistan Regional Elections and said NUC received over 4000 of the special votes , CSACP received 279 and the Assyrian Democratic Movement less than 200 votes.
In an interview with SBS, the Principal of Diqlat School, Alice George said "There is a great sense that our students are attached to their parents and church but also learning their language implements the culture of their ancestors".
Mr. Jacob Miraziz was honored by the New South Wales Federation of Community Language. He told SBS "I love teaching and although my teaching was voluntary but I always felt that I offered something I cherished"
Ms. Amira Benjamin said the participation of our students in the competition will show their love for learning and relates them more to their heritage and history .
She added "If we have a community, no matter how small it is, there should be a language school" .
Refugee activists say they'll target more airlines over carrying asylum-seekers for deportation, despite Qantas shareholders rejecting a bid to put an end to the practice.
A motion put to the Qantas A-G-M was overwhelmingly voted down as protestors picketed outside the meeting in Brisbane.
"I will do my utmost to work with other representative of our nation to serve the national issues" Mr Romeo Hakkari head of the National Unity Coalition and the General Secretary of the Bet-Nahrain Democratic Party told SBS Assyrian Program.
Between October 5-11, 2018, an official delegation from the Assyrian Church of the East visited Moscow, Russia to participate in a Summer Institute programme organized by the Moscow Patriarchate’s Saints Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies. In this interview Mr Joseph Haweil representing Assyrian Church, Australia and New Zealand, told SBS about the Delegation's visit and ongoing bilateral relations between the two traditions".
Carmen Lazar talks about 950 files collected for people who showed interest in getting into the program of settlement in regional areas in Australia. She also spoke about the pilot program and indicated that 5 applicants have been approved within six months of submission of their files.
The first holder of the UNESCO Chair of "Memory, Culture and Interculturality" and honorary professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, Joseph Yacoub talks to SBS Assyrian Program about the centenary commemoration of theologian, Author and Nationalistic Mar Toma Audo.