Christian Television in Middle East Faces Shortcomings

Apr 12, 2003 05:08 PM EDT

SAT 7, Christian satellite television in the Middle East, is facing a one-point-two million dollar shortfall. That may mean pulling the plug on the analogue satellite delivery. Sat 7's Debby Brink. "If we drop the analogue satellite we could likely lose about 70-percent of our viewers throughout North Africa. Since 9-11 we've had a 90-percent increase in responses." Brink says without the funding an incredible missionary voice will be lost. "You can not send missionaries in to speak with people. It's too dangerous. It's not allowed. It's illegal in many countries, but satellite television is the only source of uncensored information getting into this region. People are tuning in."

By Pauline J.