[Slides] Social Media in the Middle East: The story of 2016

These slides highlight key themes from my fifth annual study on the state of social media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), following previous publications covering developments in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

They include: the continued rise of visually orientated social networks, the dominance of Middle East social media by Facebook and the wider Facebook family, and continued tensions between telecoms providers and services which allow free internet calls.

My thanks to the BBC World Service and BBC Media Action for the Arabic translation.

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