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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MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak examines the discussion on SNS about the Houthi conquest of the Yemeni city of Sana'a.
MENAD Researcher Dr. Raz Zimmt examines the social media campaign in Iran to free activist Mohammad Yousefi.
In this article from the March 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the Turkish military operation to relocate the tomb of Süleyman Şah.
Beehive: “I'm Also a Jerk:” Iranian SNS and the Struggle for the Release of Reformist Opposition Leaders
In this article from the February 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the social media campaign for the release of two Iranian opposition leaders.
In this article from Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the perceptions of Islamophobia in Turkey, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the execution by the Islamic State of the captured Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kasabeh.
Beehive: Isn’t the Blood of Saudi Teachers Red? The Saudi Education Ministry’s Reaction to the Death of Teachers in Traffic Accidents as Seen on SNS
MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak discusses the social protests that have erupted in Saudi Arabia over the national epidemic of deadly traffic accidents involving teachers.
In this article from the January 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the sometimes ambivalent feelings about the Charlie Hebdo murders on Turkish social media.
In this article from the January 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, MDC Research Assistant and Steinhart-Israel Intern Linda Dayan examines the use of microblogging services such as Tumblr in the dissemination of Islamic State ideology.
Beehive: Popular Music, Politics and Social Criticism: Iranian SNS React to a Lecture by Dr. Yousef-Ali Abazari
In this article from the January 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt examines the discussion on Iranian social networks to the lecture given in December 2014 by the sociologist Dr. Yousef-Ali Abazari, which discussed the death of the Iranian pop singer Morteza Pashaei, who died the previous month.
In this article from the December 2014 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the return of Ottoman Turkish to Turkish schools, as well as the campaign by the Turkish President, Reccip Tayyip Erdoğan, against his political rivals in the media.