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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Raz Zimmt analyzes the campaign on Iranian social media to eliminate the legal requirement for women to wear the hijab in Iran.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak investigates the nationalistic discourse surrounding the recent diplomatic incident between Turkey and Holland, and the extent to which it has contributed to increased support for Erdoğan, shortly before the decisive referendum on changing Turkey's system of governance.
Michael Barak analyzes the responses of Egyptian users, mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, to the state of affairs in Egypt six years after the January 25 Revolution.
Raz Zimmt discusses Iranians’ pointed criticism of the US travel ban on visitors from majority Muslim countries, which prevents Iranians from entering the United States.
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.