PMMA_WinnerWith the special AMUST July 2016 issue # 128 we have entered into the third year of  its publication.

The August issue highlights recognition of our efforts as a quality community newspaper for winning the Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards for best editorial/commentary. We also made the finalist list in three other categories.

We feel proud in that we have produced 26 print editions of AMUST on time in full colour with high quality original articles written for AMUST by local writers adorned by appropriate images including photos and graphics making it a user friendly publication for all Australians as well as overseas readers.

PMMA_FinalistThe print editions have been supplemented by on-line pdf editions of the newspaper, a frequently updated website and a periodical newsletter emailed to tens thousands of people in Australia and overseas.

The small core team that puts together various version of AMUST has been voluntarily working constantly with dedication, putting their heart and mind into the project in order to make it successful.

We wish to thank our printers, newsagent distributers, hand distributers and volunteers who help us in packing and posting the newspaper to subscribers. We also thank our advertisers who have partnered with us for mutual support.

We have now built up a great team of writers within Australia as well as from overseas, young and not so young, who voluntarily provide us with great write ups on a broad range of subjects that generates interest in AMUST for its diverse readership.

AMUST is not necessarily for Muslims, of Muslims and by Muslims, but for all. Our columnists come from a wide rage of ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds, both males and females and with diverse skills of writing.

Similarly our readership and subscribers belong to Muslims as well as people of other faiths and no faith. They all find reading AMUST a pleasure.

We have made an effort to liaise with government, police and aid agencies, businesses, community organisations and mosques in order to promote harmony and peace in the society.

AMUST has proved to be a vehicle of positive thinking and hopes to continue on the same path in future, continually improving itself and bringing people together through positive communication using multimedia.

ZI Ahmad