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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: 92nd in News Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 470th in English Pages (by Followers)

Ranked: 507th in English Pages (by +1's)

Ranked: 513th in Pages (by Followers)

Ranked: 639th in Pages (by +1's)

Ranked: 656th in English Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 754th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 861st in English Most Engaging This Week (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1056th in Pages (by Follower Growth)

Ranked: 1064th in English Most Engaging Today (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 1140th in English Most Engaging Today (by Shares)

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Recent Popular Posts
About 13 weeks ago Watch Your Privacy is an augmented reality app for Google Glass that provides real-time visualizations of nearby privacy intrusions caused by surveillance cameras. Watch the video here: 
About 4 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 1 week ago Activists are using #TheMoneyMovement to share images of global currency notes with "Free Palestine" written on them.
About 4 days 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 4 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 11 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 6 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 13 weeks ago What questions do you have to environmental activist Captain Paul Watson about protecting oceans and marine life? Record a video: and/or leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Read more:

On Thursday, April 17 at 19:30 GMT:

He's been called a pirate and "eco-terrorist" by his critics. On Thursday, The Stream speaks to environmental activist Captain Paul Watson about his efforts to end whale hunting and defend ocean life around the world. His fleet’s aggressive “direct action” tactics toward Japanese whaling vessels in particular have drawn both praise and controversy from environmental activists.

About 9 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 11 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