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 and Smadar Shaul.
Beehive: Middle East Social Media
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MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak examines the role of Lebanese social media in driving the recent 'garbage protests.'
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the reactions on Turkish social media to the recent parliamentary elections.
MENAD Researcher Dr. Raz Zimmt examines the consumer boycott of Iranian cars through social media.
Beehive: The Connection between Music, Politics, Gender, and Sexuality: The Mawazine Festival in Morocco
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker and Laura Brantley analyze gender issues in Morocco.
Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the nuclear agreement with Iran and the prospects for change moving forward.
Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the role that Turkish social networking sites (SNS) have in regards to the Islamic State.
MENAD Researcher Dr. Raz Zimmt examines Operation Karbala in the context of the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980's.
Junior Researcher Carl Yonker analyzes ISIL in Iraq.
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the achievement of the largely Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the recent elections and its key role in the failure of the AKP.
In this article from the May 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Michael Barak discusses the protest movement in the Gaza strip that moved from social networks into the street.