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Hatha al-Youm
Hatha al-Youm's logo
Type of site
News Aggregator
OwnerHatha al-Youm Publishing Ltd.
RevenueSubscription and Advertising
Website[1]
Alexa rankPositive decrease 98 IQ (2011).[1]
Registrationno registration
Launched2011

Hatha al-Youm meaning "This day" in Arabic: هذا اليوم ‎, is news aggregator service for Iraqi affairs in three languages arabic, Kurdish, and English.[2] It was launched in 2011 with five main sources. Over the years[3], this service has been published to about 6,000 sources, including official Iraqi websites, according to local media of Iraq.[4]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Hatha al-Youm uses the RSS[5], search box function, and employs techniques where users can find news using keywords.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Most reports from iraqi news websites sites is aggregated on this site[6]. Additionally, many sites rely on Hatha al-Youm for news source, especially during the Syrian civil war[7]. Aside from aggregating news articles, the site publishes reports it receives via e-mail.

Ranking[edit | edit source]

Hatha al-Youm is one of the most visited sites in Iraq[8], especially during international military intervention against ISIL in 2014. Over one million users visit the per month and the website receives more than 50 million views monthly. Hatha al-Youm has about two million pages indexed with the Google search engine.[9]

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Hatha al-Youm earns revenue from advertising with ads displayed on all the site's web pages. Hatha al-Youm received its last payment for hosting an election announcement by late Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmad Chalabi before the Iraqi parliamentary election, 2014. Hatha al-Youm's second source of income comes from advertising services that provide access to a third-party site like adSense and other text advertising companies or through polls.[10]

Controversy[edit | edit source]

Some website owners believe that Hatha al-Youm sometimes manipulates their news on the site by changing titles, vocabulary, or deleting some news, at the request of influential political parties, especially in Baghdad.[11] Some sites have decided to cancel their service with Hatha al-Youm, and many of them claim the site would not have been successful had they not participated indirectly.[12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "hathalyoum Site Info". Alexa Internet.
  2. "About hathalyoum website". hathalyoum. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  3. "Hatha Al-Youm Group media". mdar.co. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. "Hatha al-Youm Search engine holds Ads election in Iraq 2014". arablog.org. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. "Are you still using an RSS reader?". theverge.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  6. "Hatha al-Youm tops the news engines in Iraq". sotaliraq.com. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. "Isis preparing for a chemical attack on Syria's democratic forces". syriahr.com. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  8. "The search engine (Hatha al-Youm) tops the news engines in Iraq (arabic)". shafaqna.com. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. "The search engine (Hatha al-Youm) tops the news engines in Iraq". sahafahn.net. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  10. "Polls: about the best agency and newspaper radio and channel in iraq". Iraqi News. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  11. ""Hatha al-Youm" is fighting an electronic war for those who pay more!". iraqnow.news. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  12. "hatha al-Youm not professional". nasiriyah.org. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

See also[edit | edit source]


Others articles of the Topic Middle East : Amiria Press, Syrian territories

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Others articles of the Topic Journalism : Buck Sexton, Joseph Barton Elam Jr., Al-Sahawat Times, The Portland Mercury, Nelder Dawson, Nikola Aćin, Censorship
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External links[edit | edit source]


Category:News aggregators Category:Media in Iraq Category:Iraqi websites Category:Iraqi news websites


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