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 reactions in Iranian social media to a recent concert held in the city of Qom, and a soccer match held between Iran and South Korea during a Shi'ite day of mourning.
In this article, Michael Barak addresses the reactions in Egyptian social media to Egypt's troubled economy.
In this article from the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Adam Hoffman investigates efforts to combat ISIS using social media.
From “The People’s Bank” to “Humiliation Bank:” The Campaign against Iranian Banks' Boycott of the Revolutionary Guards
In this article from the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Raz Zimmt looks at the usage of social media by conservative, often pro-regime forces in Iran, despite their ostensible ideological opposition to such services.
Post Facto Jihad: ISIS' ‘Amaq News Agency Takes Responsibility for Lone Wolf Attacks in Europe and North America
In the September 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Gilad Shiloach analyzes the activities of the 'Amaq News Agency, a critical part of ISIS' public relations efforts.
Dr. Michael Barak analyzes the reaction in Egyptian SNS to the failed Turkish coup of July 2016.
Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the phenomenon of social networks such as Telegram being used to organize social activities in public places among Iranian youth.
In this article from the July 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the recent coup attempt and the polemic that has arisen surrounding it on Turkish SNS.
In this article from the June 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt discusses the use of social media by the Iran regime to memorialize their fallen in Syria.
In this article from the June 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East social media, Gilad Shiloach investigates a recent propaganda initative put forward by the Islamic State, which demonstrated its far geographical reach.