Prof Amit Schejter
Amit Amit M. Schejter, (Ph.D., Rutgers) is associate professor of communications at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and at Penn State University where he serves as co-director of the Institute for Information Policy. 
His research, teaching and service integrate a comprehensive approach to communication policy and its application to the everyday challenges created by the unequal distribution of resources and the silencing of the public's voice.
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He is the author or editor of 4 books and more than 40 journal articles, law reviews and book chapters in four languages.
Prof. Schejter teaches courses on regulation, law, and policy; theory of communication; the information needs of marginalized communities; and media activism.
He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Information Policy.
Detailed CV.pdfAmit's CV
Dr Orit Ben-Harush – Postdoctoral Researcher 
Orit Orit Ben-Harush (Ph.D. Queensland University of Technology) is a postdoctoral fellow at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, department of communication studies.
Orit specializes in exploring social impact of internet and smartphones’ use. Her academic experience includes social media related research and teaching.
Previous industry experience covered various marketing positions in telecommunication companies.
Orit’s research interests include face to face and online social networks, including friendworks; sense of community; and population mobility.
Noam Tirosh – Doctoral Candidate
Noam Noam Tirosh, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of communication studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. 
His research focuses on the relationship between collective memory, information and communication technologies, and democracy as seen in a broad perspective.
His work has been published in such journals as "The Information Society", and has been presented in several national and international academic conferences.
Jonathan Mendels – Doctoral Candidate
Jonathan Jonathan Mendels, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of communication studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
His research focuses on the connection between communication and educational technology, and the use of game based learning in schools. He is an enthusiastic believer in the role that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) should and can play in the classroom.
Past Industry experience covers various positions in media, non-profit organizations and Ed-Tech companies.

Noam Tirosh Cv.pdfJonathan's CV



Shula Mola – Doctoral Candidate

Shula Shula Mola is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University of Negev.
Based on years of experience in the areas of education, ​​advocacy and social action ​among the Ethiopian Israeli community, Shula is now focusing her research on the ​impact of communication technologies and social media ​in particular, on identity perception, attitude and related activities of Israeli-Ethiopians.


Shula's MA thesis which focused on racism towards  ​Ethiopian high school students ​and their struggle for normalcy and integration is about to be published  soon​,​ co- ​authored by Prof. Tamar Rappaport of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Noam Tirosh Cv.pdfShula's CV



Malka Shacham - Doctoral Candidate

Malka Malka Shacham is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Her research focuses on impact of modern information and communication technologies on the nature of the weaker sectors of population, especially in case of orthodox society in Israel.
Malka had hold a range of strategic media consulting positions in a variety of social organizations in Israel, with the aim of achieve their social goals in empowerment of marginalized populations. Her responsibility in upgrading and management of organizational publicity and PR systems is directly related on needs analysis of weaker sections of population, evaluation methods of assistance, and practical implementation of effective projects.

Noam Tirosh Cv.pdfMalka's CV

 Amneh Ahmad Sharna - MA Candidate


Amneh is a MA candidate in the department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University. She is an English teacher at schools in East Jerusalem. Since 2008, Amneh is volunteering in Al-Tariq association as a group leader. Amneh's research focuses on exploring social impact of communication technologies on Arab minorities