Islami Barta website’s digital media studio was inaugurated on  Sunday 1 November 2020 on the Masjid St Mary’s premises in Sydney. Islami Barta is a Bengali website that has been in circulation for the last three years publishing various types of Islamic contents on a regular basis.

Islami Barta is a project run by Pan Pacific Vision Inc which is supported the prominent Bengali Islamic community organisation in Australia, Islamic Practice and Dawah Circle (IPDC).

The organisers welcomed several guests and well-wishers in this occasion where the Imam of Masjid St Mary’s and the Chief Editor of Islami Barta website Muhammad Abdu Huraira presented a keynote speech titled as ‘Importance of Media in Islam’.

Imam Muhammad Abu Hurayra speaking

Imam Muhammad Abu Hurayra speaking at the launch.

In his welcome speech, Dr Sadek Ahmed, the Chairman of Pan Pacific Vision, mentioned that the organisation has plans to utilise this studio with modern lighting and sound system to arrange and record Islamic digital contents such as talk show, discussion program, interview, question and answer session and so on.

iBartua event audience

Audience at the launch.

Among other honourable guests present in this event, various community and media personalities such as Zia Ahmad, Managing Editor of the Australasian Muslim Times, Dr Naim Islam, Chairman of Charity Right Australia, Dr Rafiqul Islam, Central President of IPDC, Monir Hossain, Central Deputy President of IPDC, Abdul Goni, Former NSW President of IPDC, Dr Ataur Rahman, Secretary of Masjid St Mary’s, Muhammad Abdul Matin, Secretary of Sydney Press and Media Council, Abdullah Yousuf Shamim, Editor-in-Chief of Suprovat Sydney, Dr Faroque Amin, Editor of Suprovat Sydney, Naiem Abdullah, a renowned journalist and writer, Rashed Khan, a prominent community leader, have expressed their support for this project and discussed the role of new forms of media in this modern age.

iBarta studio

iBarta studio

In the concluding speech, Ertaz Ahmed, the CEO of Pan Pacific Vision Inc., thanked everyone and sought their continuous support for this noble project. Finally, Dr Sadek Ahmed formally inaugurated the studio. Pan Pacific Vision hopes that various community organisations and media personalities will collaborate with it to create and disseminate Islamic contents using this new studio.