Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV Currently Active On Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Telegram, WhatsApp And Android App Store

August 8, 2017

Over the past decade, the MEMRI Cyber Jihad Lab has been monitoring the online activity of Hizbullah, including its Al-Manar television channel. This report is an update on Al-Manar’s current social media presence.

The following are the main social media accounts promoted on Al-Manar’s Arabic-language[1] and English-language[2] websites; the Arabic-language website promotes the Arabic social media accounts, while the English-language website promotes the English social media accounts.

Facebook

The Facebook page[3] shared on Al-Manar’s Arabic-language website links to a page that indicates that the channel’s Facebook page may have been removed by Facebook.

 

Twitter

Al-Manar’s Arabic-language Twitter account[4] uses the handle @almanarnews. The account was opened in July of 2010, has more than 470,000 followers, and has posted more than 405,000 tweets.

The station’s English-language Twitter account uses the handle @AlmanarEnglish. The account was opened in December 2013, has 5,253 followers, and has posted more than 26,100 tweets.

 

YouTube

Al-Manar’s main YouTube channel[5] was created on August 28, 2013 and to date has 32,816 subscribers and 7,783,409 views.

 

Instagram

The first post on Al-Manar’s Instagram account[6] was made on June 13, 2016. The account has 714 followers and 728 posts.

 

Telegram

Al-Manar’s Arabic-language Telegram channel[7] was created on August 26, 2016. It has 15,158 members.

The station’s English-language Telegram channel[8] has 152 members.

WhatsApp

Al-Manar also provides its WhatsApp number on its Arabic-language website.[9]

Android App

Al-Manar’s Android app[10] was created September 18, 2016. It has an average rating of 4.8 stars from reviews by over 1,400 people.

 

Apple App

Al-Manar’s Apple app is no longer active, and there is no longer a link to the app’s page on either of Al-Manar’s websites.

[1] almanar.com.lb/, accessed August 7, 2017.

[2] english.almanar.com.lb, accessed August 7, 2017.

[3] facebook.com/mnrtv/, accessed August 7, 2017.

[4] twitter.com/almanarnews, accessed August 7, 2017.

[5] youtube.com/channel/UCZPfLELc0v3PN0dacDEasyg, accessed August 7, 2017.

[6] instagram.com/almanar_channel/, accessed August 7, 2017.

[7] telegram.me/almanarnews/, accessed August 7, 2017.

[8] telegram.me/almanarnewsEN/, accessed August 7, 2017.

[9] almanar.com.lb/legacy/whatsapp.php, accessed August 7, 2017.

[10] play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appnews.dev#details-reviews, accessed August 7, 2017.