Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a Research Fellow at IDI, where she heads the Media Reform project and the Open Government project. Her work at IDI includes research on policy implementation. IDI Research Fellow Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler heads IDI’s Media Reform Project. She holds an LLB (summa cum laude) and PhD from the Law Faculty at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2004), and spent a post-doctoral year at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University following the completion of her doctoral studies. Dr. Altshuler was a faculty member of the Political Science and Communications departments at Bar-Ilan University and at the Federman School of Public Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also a visiting scholar at Brandeis University in 2007-2008 and at Harvard University in 2009-2010. During 2011, Dr. Altshuler headed the research and development department of the Second Authority for Radio and Television, which is the Israeli media regulator. Dr. Altshuler’s main academic interests are media and telecom regulation. She has published numerous articles and policy papers on matters of media and new media policy, including a book on The Implementation of the Israeli Freedom of Information Act (2009) and a book on Open Government Policy in the Digital Age (2011). She has also edited a book on online journalism in Israel (2008) and a book entitled Privacy in an Era of Change (2012). Dr. Altshuler is also interested in Hebrew literature and intertextuality. Her recent article “Jonah the prophet or Jonah the Dove: Intertextual reading of the Book of Jonah,” published in How Jonah Is Interpreted in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (2010), deals with feminist interpretation of the Bible.
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