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The Stream

The Stream is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera English.

The Stream is a new phenomenon – a web community with its own daily show on Al Jazeera. The Stream taps into the extraordinary potential of the increasing power of social networks to disseminate news. Individuals have now become an integral part of the news information network through their ability to publish information and share opinions on events as they take place. 

The viral nature of social networks allows for such information to spread and multiply rapidly. While these developments have the potential to generate more heat than light, to a broadcaster like Al Jazeera, they are also a huge opportunity to reach news in places and at levels until now impossible. 

The Stream is a super-aggregator of these online sources, seeking out both untold stories and new, ground level takes on stories in the mainstream. 

Ranked: 48th in News Pages (by Followers)

Ranked: 52nd in News Pages (by +1's)

Ranked: 95th in News Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 471st in English Pages (by Followers)

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Ranked: 515th in Pages (by Followers)

Ranked: 641st in Pages (by +1's)

Ranked: 675th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 772nd in English Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 777th in English Most Engaging This Week (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1081st in English Most Engaging Today (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1109th in Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 1278th in English Most Engaging Today (by Shares)

Ranked: 1453rd in Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

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Recent Popular Posts
About 5 weeks ago To mark International Widows Day, activists call for global action against poverty, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, conflict and social injustice for widows and their children worldwide.


About 2 weeks ago Activists are using #TheMoneyMovement to share images of global currency notes with "Free Palestine" written on them.
About 1 week ago CNN pulls correspondent from #Israel-#Gaza coverage after controversial tweet. Read more:

She posted it after allegedly receiving threats from an Israeli crowd cheering on the bombing of the Gaza Strip. She later deleted the tweet.

About 6 weeks ago From Kenya to Jordan, the men and women behind refugee-led projects join The Stream to paint a picture of community life. What questions do you have for our guests about life in these camps? Record a video comment:

With over 15 million refugees worldwide, some are flipping the script on camp hardships. Between rugby clubs and digital storytelling, refugees are innovating to create a sense of normalcy but can they thrive in the camps? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

About 12 weeks ago What under-reported stories do you want to see @AJStream cover? Pitch us in the comments section below. Your suggestion could end up in today's coverage.
About 7 weeks ago Skin lightening became a hot topic in Kenya as netizens took to social media to discuss whether fair is more beautiful. The conversation was sparked (link is external) by a Friday television interview with Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika (link is external), who revealed she spent tens of thousands of dollars on her skin whitening treatment.
About 10 weeks ago According to a report by the World Bank, gender-based violence in a number of countries can cost from 1.2 per cent to 3.7 per cent of gross domestic product. Read more:
About 12 weeks ago What more could be done to help Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls and prevent further cases?
Record a 30-second video comment here: and/or leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Wednesday, May 7 at 19:30 GMT:

A reported 279 schoolgirls are still missing in Nigeria. Three weeks ago they were kidnapped by the armed group Boko Haram, yet authorities seem no closer to rescuing them. Public anger continues to grow, and on Tuesday police reported the abduction of eight more girls. How are Nigerians responding to the security crisis? What more could be done to help the abducted girls and prevent further cases? Read:

#BringBackOurGirl #TheChibokGirls

About 5 weeks ago #Transgender students in #Vancouver can now use the bathroom of their choice. Should the school board's policy be seen as educating or indoctrinating? Record a 30-second video comment here

On Monday, June 23 at 19:30 GMT:

Transgender students in Vancouver’s school system will soon be able to use the washroom and gender pronoun of their choice under a controversial policy approved by the school board. There’s also discussion about teachers using gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom. Opponents claim the policy is not in line with their traditional values. Is the school board educating or indoctrinating? Dive into the debate Monday at 1930 GMT. Read more:

About 3 weeks ago "There are all sorts of ways to celebrate #July4th — even ways to celebrate inside if you have to — but one thing everyone can agree on is that fireworks are an important part of America’s birthday. But as combat veteran Jon Dykes hopes to remind people, those fireworks can also be huge problems for soldiers struggling with #PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder". Read more: