The first Arabic-language television talk show in Germany aims to help foster the integration of refugees from Arab countries with a simple message: “Follow the rules!”
Germany is bracing itself for more than one million asylum seekers this year, and integration is a hot topic in a country where many feel the influx of mainly Muslim migrants could undermine German culture.
Seeking to tackle such concerns, “Marhaba” (hello in Arabic) is a 40-minute program that will air on the private cable channel n-tv starting on Thursday. It will be presented in flawless Arabic by Constantin Schreiber, a blue-eyed, fair-haired and casually dressed German man.
A five-minute program has been available online since the end of September, and its popularity prompted n-tv to bring it onto the airwaves where it will feature pieces in both German and Arabic with corresponding subtitles.
Schreiber has received more than 6,000 emails since the program's online debut, almost half of those from Arabs in and outside Germany who praised his endeavour.
To see the episodes visit: http://www.n-tv.de/marhaba