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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. 







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Ranked: 297th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 465th in English Pages (by Followers)

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Ranked: 631st in Most Engaging This Month (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 670th in English Most Engaging This Week (by Number of Posts)

Ranked: 998th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Comments)

Ranked: 1239th in English Most Engaging This Month (by Shares)

Ranked: 1390th in Most Engaging This Week (by Number of Posts)

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About 3 weeks ago A Belgian newspaper apologised Monday following outcry over an image showing US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with their faces photoshopped to look like apes. Read more: http://ow.ly/uWosn 

The images appeared in Flemish newspaper De Morgen's Saturday edition, in a satire section called "The Obama Herald". The controversy comes ahead of an official visit by President Obama to Belgium.

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About 1 day 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: http://ow.ly/vUbzQ 
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About 12 weeks ago Edna Adan Ismail, former Somalian First Lady and founder of the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland, lives a life dedicated to caring for the sick. Send us your questions for her by recording a video comment: http://ow.ly/syd4y. And/or leave your questions and thoughts in the comments section below.

Monday, January 20 at 19:30 GMT:

She donated everything she owned, including a UN pension and personal assets, to build a maternity hospital in Somaliland, where 4000 women die in childbirth each year. She turned a garbage dump site into a non-profit hospital that has delivered more than 14,000 babies and trained hundreds of nurses and midwives over the past decade. Edna Adan Ismail, a former Somalian First Lady, lives a life dedicated to caring for the sick. She joins The Stream at 19:30 GMT to share her inspiring story.



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About 6 weeks ago As politicians continue their battle over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, cartoonists have contributed their own take on events. Read more: http://ow.ly/ubVgQ

Many have touched on the standoff sparked by the country's unrest, while others highlighted pointed criticisms of both Russian and Western stances on Ukraine.

(CARLOS LATUFF)



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About 11 weeks ago Would decriminalising prostitution give sex workers added protection? UN reports have recommended the decriminalisation of brothel-keeping, pimping and the purchase of sex to promote safer working environments. However, some groups say these recommendations ignore the experiences of survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking while making attractive environments for traffickers, pimps and organised crime.

We explore this debate on Monday, 19:30 GMT.

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About 10 weeks ago 'What if all journalists were gagged?' #FreeAJstaff  

http://aje.me/1bZZJkb

Journalists across the world protest for press freedom with selfie campaign.



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About 11 weeks ago Would decriminalising prostitution give sex workers added protection? UN reports have recommended the decriminalisation of brothel-keeping, pimping and the purchase of sex to promote safer working environments. However, some groups say these recommendations ignore the experiences of survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking while making attractive environments for traffickers, pimps and organised crime.

We explore this debate on Monday, 19:30 GMT.

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About 11 weeks ago "China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year." Read more: http://ow.ly/t0kee
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About 10 weeks ago Hundreds of Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank have converged on the village of Ein Hijleh in a campaign to refuse "Israeli policies aimed at Judaizing and annexing the Jordan Valley". Read more: http://ow.ly/ta9O5

(Photo via Twitter user @ManaraRam)

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About 13 weeks ago The truck's sign read, "Out with [President] Hollande and the whole political class!" According to security staff at the parliament building, the driver of the truck was a horsebreeder, protesting against a rise in VAT for horse-riding clubs from 7 to 20 per cent. Read more: http://ow.ly/i/4jiTB