Beehive is a product of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk (MENAD), which studies noteworthy trends on Arab, Turkish, and Iranian social media. Beehive positions these trends within a broader context and provides an up-to-date perspective on issues that are being actively discussed by the people of the region. Advanced tools allow the Center's researchers to focus only on discussions that are significant in terms of their duration as well as the number of participants. It is edited by Dr. Harel Chorev-Halewa, Smadar Shaul, and Sarah Jacobs.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the tumultuous discourse surrounding the Turkish referendum on consolidation of Erdoğan’s political authority.
Raz Zimmt discusses Iranians’ responses to a letter in which Iranian exiles urge US President Trump to adopt an aggressive policy towards Iran.
Gilad Shiloach examines the proliferation of Saddam Hussein's image as defender of the Arab world, which is magnified by fear of Iranian regional influence.
In this article from the December 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Michael Barak studies the online efforts of Egyptian civil society to advance social issues, with a focus on child trafficking and kidnappings.
In this article from the December 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Raz Zimmt analyzes the public protests on Iranian social media responding to restrictions imposed by President Rouhani's opponents on his supporters in the Majlis.
In this article from the December 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak investigates the radicalization of discourse on Turkish SNS after the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Kayseri.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle Eastern Social Media, Moran Levanoni writes about Hezbollah's efforts to sway public opinion on the Syrian Golan.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Gilad Shiloach investigates the duality of ISIS' social media messaging, which alternately posits a climactic battle between the few and the many, or denies altogether that it has suffered severe setbacks.
In this article from the November 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the reactions in Iranian social media to the election of Donald J. Trump to the American Presidency.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak studies the use of social media to defend women in the Turkish public sphere.