The Stream

The Stream is a social media community with its own daily television programme on Al Jazeera English. On television and online The Stream taps into the extraordinary potential of social media to disseminate news. The Stream is an aggregator of online sources and discussion, seeking out unheard voices, new perspectives from people on the ground and untold angles related to the most compelling stories of the day.

This is not a show simply about the hottest viral videos or trending stories on the internet. #8millionBeliebers and #TeamSheen will not figure on The Stream. Instead, our goal is to connect with unique, less-covered online communities around the world and share their stories and viewpoints on the news of the day. A key part of The Stream’s mission is to help its viewers discover the newest online tools and advice to develop and share their information through these fast-changing networks.

Social networking now offers new possibilities to expand Al Jazeera English’s mission to give voice to the voiceless. As the tremendous growth of these networks moulds and transforms the news agenda, The Stream aims to share these possibilities and connect its global audience into a dynamic online dialogue.

Human Rights

The real cost of your cup of tea

India's tea workers struggle for fair wages.

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US Central Command hacked, allegedly by ISIL

CENTCOM hacked: Twitter and Youtube accounts down, alleged personal information of US soldiers jeopardized.

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Cuba and the US: The new normal?

The Stream examines the impact of the recent deal between the two countries.

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#IndiaWithPakistan: Cross-border solidarity after Peshawar massacre

Deadly attack on army school in Pakistan generates outpouring of support from across the border.

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Is the world failing displaced Syrians?

The Stream discusses aid shortages for Syria's humanitarian operations.

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Renowned surgeon calls out doctors who made torture possible

Atul Gawande responds to role of medical professionals in CIA interrogation program.

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Watch the world react to release of CIA torture report

Map tracks mentions of #TortureReport leading up to release of US Senate investigation.

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#ICantBreathe: Jurys decision in Eric Garner death causes outrage online

White New York police officer who killed unarmed black man will not face trial.

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#HandsUpDontSpend: African Americans call to boycott Black Friday over Ferguson decision

Activists plan to protest grand jury decision with economic boycott on major US shopping weekend.

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Are you in need of a digital detox?

The Stream examines the impact of digital media on our social lives.

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Thousands in Burkina Faso reject 28+ year president

Protesters rally against bill to extend term limits for Blaise Compaore.

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#FreeAJStaff: 300 days in prison

Al Jazeera calls for the immediate release of its detained journalists.