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Assyria TV, formerly known as The Hujada TV project or Hujåda TV project, is an Assyrian TV project starting off with web-TV. Assyria TV is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The project was financed by all the Assyrian federations in Sweden.
Following a joint decision between the Assyrian associations in Sweden, the idea was initiated to create a new Assyrian media platform that could reach out to all groups within the Assyrian population. The new project was named "Hujada TV (Unity TV)". Several support groups were also formed to help the project group and to help out with external necessities. One of the factors behind this effort was that the federations did not consider the existing TV channels to be sufficient enough and that they were not considered capable to strengthen the Assyrian Movement and the Assyrian culture.
The federation’s joint statement about the background of the Web-TV venture:
"For many years within the Assyrian federations in Sweden and Europe, a discussion about the need to develop a media platform within the group had existed. Assyrians were earlier very experienced to use new technology. There is today a wide range of websites and news agencies and more. For a population that is scattered all over the world, modern technology is very important to bring people together and to jointly create public opinion. A Web-TV would respond to those needs today."
The project began in March 2011. In September 2011 a special organization, AMI Assyriska Mediainstitutet (Assyrian Media Institute) was tasked with managing Assyria TV once the project was complete and broadcasting had begun. Assyria TV started its test broadcasting in December 2011. An official opening was held on February 5th, and since then the Webb-TV has been updating its broadcasting.
The purpose of Assyria TV is to have an available Internet TV service that will be under development and constantly expanded. Among other things, within a near future, satellite and ip-tv/cable-TV platforms will also be used by Assyria TV for broadcasting. There is a need for a media platform that is not controlled or influenced by external economic, political and religious factors, but by democratic standing Assyrian Associations, where there is a partnership between them worldwide. The new media service is supposed to reach out to all of the population in a simple and practical way, this can be done with the help of IT technology and mobile services, such as iPhone apps and android. The goal is to strengthen the Assyrian identity, culture and cooperation, both nationally and internationally. Assyria TV stands for unity and the federations are hoping that the web-TV will create this unity with the help from all the cooperation that will be generated thanks to the TV. The aims are also to provide a clear picture of the Assyrian people to other people and nations who do not have much knowledge about the group. Assyria TV also wants to reveal the injustice that has affected and is still affecting the Assyrian and the Christian population in their home lands, for example the results of the Iraqi war in 2003.
The concept of Assyria TV is IPTV
Policy of Assyria TV
Cover the interests of all the different groups, such as children, youth, women, adults.
Cover different areas of interest, such as culture, sports, community and social issues and politics.
To be a forum to develop the Assyrian culture and to strengthen the Assyrian identity.
To be a TV that is questioning, examining and informative.
To be open for debate on topical issues concerning Assyrians.
To be religiously and politically independent.
To spread objective, balanced and factual information.
Assyrian Federation in Sweden http://www.assyriskariksforbundet.se/
Assyrian Women in Sweden http://www.assyrianwomen.com/
Assyrian Youth Federation in Sweden http://www.auf.nu/