Breaking: Aljazeera Adds Live Listeners Tweets to its TV Show

28 Jun, 2009


Aljazeera Arabic the well known Qatar based TV network, has just added listeners tweets to its “ Minbar Aljazeera” talk show. This move makes Aljazeera the first Arab TV to integrate with twitter.

Minbara Aljazeera, (which mean Aljazeera Forum) is a weekly Arabic listeners live talk show, that tackles different issues and topics, where listeners call and say their opinion about the current show topic. Users have been previously able to send emails to the show’s email address and the show presenter would read them.

But now, users are able to tweet (via Twitter) their voices about the current program topic to , today’s topic was “new media and Iran”.  The presenter today, did read some of the users’ tweet. However she said she had difficulties in reading all tweets.

This is a nice move by Aljazeera, but it would be nicer if users’ tweets and their user names are displayed on the TV screen.

Aljazeera has been doing many new media projects via its new media department, they previously integrated twitter with a mashed up news mapping website for the coverage of the War On Gaza.

Twitter is not massively popular in the Arab world, but this move will help twitter become popular in the Arab world, especially if other Aljazeera Arabic shows follow steps.

I have suggsted before to the founder of WaWet to ask Alajzeera to do the same with WaWet.

Update: Aljazeera English TV channel which is blocked by Cable operators in North America has an online campaign to request the English version of the channel to be on-air in North America.

The Al Jazeera Network Consists of:

Al Jazeera Satellite channel (Arabic)

Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera Documentary

Al Jazeera Sports

Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live)

Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Al Jazeera Mobile

Al (the English and Arabic web sites)

Aljazeera claims its English website receives 22 million visits every month. Approximately 50% of the website traffic comes from the United States and Canada. And its YouTube branded page is the most watched News channel on YouTube. More figures here.

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  6. محمد من الجزائر  |  January 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 PM #

    لقد اصبحت مصر داعما مباشر للكيان الصهيوني ويجب للعرب ان يفهموا ما اخذ بالقوة يسترجع بالقوة

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  8. عبدو الطاهر  |  July 5th, 2010 at 12:52 AM #

    انا ارجو ان تحرر فلسطين فانا من فلسطين واعيش في السعودية وان دائما حزينا

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