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Al Jazeera English

January 30, 2011 by staff 

Al Jazeera English, Popular pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera on the microblogging site Twitter after its Arabic-language broadcasts have been cut by the Egyptian authorities in Egypt educate viewers on how to access their news on a different frequency, or online broadcast. The Qatar-based channel, which spread throughout Egypt live images of the six days of anti-government protests, has about 25,000 subscribers on Twitter.

“If you lost @ AJArabic signal on Nilesat, Hotbird 12111/V/27500 watch it on,” Al Jazeera tweeted. He also continued to break tweet news headlines from Egypt. It is not known if the service of Al Jazeera English has also been suspended.

The move by the authorities in Egypt is presented as an additional step to suppress the communication while the anti-backed regime after the country on Friday put off online ordering ISPs to reduce their local services. Authorities revoked the broadcasting license of Al-Jazeera in Cairo on Sunday morning, a movement of the broadcaster described as “an act to stifle and suppress freedom of information by the network and its journalists.”

The network Al-Jazeera have adapted to the restricted communication in Egypt by the adoption of innovative techniques of social media to extract news and views of the country.

While the Egyptians did not have regular access to social networks like Twitter, Al-Jazeera has been using Skype for recording messages by members of the public. Al-Jazeera has made the recordings available on AudioBoo, promoted through Facebook.

Release of Al-Jazeera website has been amazingly popular in the last 24 hours. The livestream of their news channel in English was seen for 26 million minutes over the last 12 hours. The livestream was even twice as popular as the site itself, putting more pressure on cable platforms in the United States in particular No air channel.

A spokesman for Al-Jazeera has commented: “Al-Jazeera was the most searched term on the internet after Egypt itself, according to Alexa The outside world has been deprived of first-hand accounts that Internet has become black in Egypt Al Jazeera has filled the void. With live reports from across the country in the world have flocked to our website for the latest developments in the field. ”

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