Aktarr is one of the biggest Swedish news channels in Sweden. With a 5 million engagement per month Aktarr is unique in not only informing the Arabic speaking population., but also actively engaging the large minority in societal, political and economic issues in Sweden with discussion and interaction.
With visual media Aktarr cover daily local and regional news on our and produce societal coverages that provides different narratives. Examples of work include hosting live interviews with lawyers that inform about the right to divorce and women rights in Sweden, hosting Arabic speakers that express their concerns about the housing crisis, producing short documentaries that cover what religion means in Sweden.
Aktarr aims to become a regional news actor that covers local and regional news in Europe in Arabic and in the local language. We firmly believe that with better information and ground-breaking discussion we can create a more effective society where different people can meet, learn and discuss.
Aktarr is religiously and politically unaffiliated and free speech is an important factor in our work.
When Kotada Yonus started to make domestic and international news in Swedish media available to the Arabic speaking community in Malmö, he realized how big the segregation issue was. Facebook and web TV are effective tools to burst the bubble of isolation. Yonus founded Aktarr making Swedish news, law, economy, language and society in general available to the Arabic speaking citizens in Sweden.
Aktarr’s aim is to raise awareness and knowledge about current societal issues as well as to break taboos and promote dialogue in the name of freedom of speech. Aktarr believes that it is inclusion that will battle the segregation in the Swedish society. A common platform where leaders and viewers meet to communicate and discuss current issues, is a way to how we will increase integration.
About the name
Under the name Öresundspuls, the media platform started off in Malmö to include the Swedish and Danish regions. As interest grew among the speakers of what is now Sweden’s second biggest language, Öresundspuls grew more, got more viewers and along with the demand for more common information. Thereby, Öresundspuls changed its name to Aktarr, meaning ”more” in Arabic, in 2016.
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