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Mandi Wicks appointed SBS Director of News

Tuesday 01 September, 2020

Mandi Wicks has been appointed the director of news and current affairs at SBS. 

Currently SBS’s director of audio and language content, she will begin the new role in late September.

“There is no other news provider that understands and reflects Australia like SBS, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to ensure we continue to play a crucial role in providing diverse perspectives from Australia and around the globe, in service of the SBS,” says Wicks.

Constantly evolving and discovering: SBS Radio's approach to the pandemic

Thursday 27 August, 2020

SBS Radio is the world's most multilingual public broadcasting service, dedicated to the nearly five million Australians who speak a language other than English at home. It provides Australian news and information in 68 languages on radio, online, via digital television and social media.

Head of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks, shares some insights into how SBS has responded to the pandemic.

 

SBS launches multilingual Coronavirus news and information portal

Thursday 26 March, 2020

SBS has launched the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, a dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in their language.

Lunar New Year celebrations on SBS

Monday 20 January, 2020

SBS welcomes the Year of the Rat with a range of programming across network, encouraging all Australians to celebrate Lunar New Year with a distinct mix of programs and activities launching across the network from today.
 
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks said: “SBS is committed to celebrating Australia’s multicultural events, encouraging all Australians to embrace our rich diversity.
 

SBS National Languages Competition winners embrace linguistic diversity in Australia

Friday 08 November, 2019

SBS Radio has announced the winners of the SBS National Languages Competition 2019, a nationwide initiative celebrating a love of learning languages and language retention in Australia.
 
The competition received nearly 3600 entries from all states and territories, spanning 90 languages, including Indonesian, German, Japanese and Auslan.
 
In the UN International Year of Indigenous languages, the competition also received more submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages than ever before.

SBS PopDesi introduces Bollywood top 20

Friday 27 September, 2019

SBS Radio has launched a new Bollywood Top 20 countdown show on its digital raido channel PopDesi.

SBS delivers a new mobile website in 68 languages

Thursday 26 September, 2019

SBS has launched a new website for its 68 language services, making it easier for multicultural Australians to engage with distinctive content and services in their first language.

The development of the website reflects growing audience consumption on mobile, as digital engagement increased by 29% in the past financial year, with over 2.3 million monthly unique visitors actively engaging with the SBS language website.

SBS National Languages Competiton 2019

Monday 26 August, 2019

SBS have launched their National Languages Competition 2019 to encourage language learning and language retention in Australia, and in recognition of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous languages.
 
Now in its fourth year, the nationwide competition is open to Australians of all ages who are learning a language, including English and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
 

SBS Arabic24 has a new line-up

Thursday 18 July, 2019

SBS Arabic24 will have a fresh program line up starting Monday 22 July 2019, offering more news, entertainment and music for Australia’s growing Arabic speaking communities.
 
The refreshed radio schedule introduces a new breakfast show duo, Stephanie Andary and Fares Hassan, while host Nabil Nashar will present a new morning show ‘Bayt Al Mazzika’ focused on music and entertainment.
 

Changes to SBS meet the needs of multicultural Australia

Friday 22 September, 2017

SBS Radio today announced changes to its services to reflect Australia's rapidly increasingly diverse society.

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