Noam Tirosh

Noam Tirosh
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | bgu · Department of Communication Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Noam Tirosh currently works at the Department of Communication Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Noam does research in media and communication from varied perspective, and his main focus is media and collective memory.
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March 2013 - present
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (42)
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Can a right to memory be counted among the rights society needs to safeguard, if so, what are its theoretical and conceptual foundations, and how do they relate to communications? We answer these questions by offering a new perspective regarding the right’s components, origin and justifications, the mechanisms needed to realize it and the legal fra...
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Memory and questions about its formation are subjects of considerable attention. Nevertheless, memory actors promoting narratives about the past are often sidelined and ignored, and studies exploring questions regarding the relationships between memory actors and available media and communication technologies are scarce despite the importance of su...
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This study highlights how policy makers address issues of communication rights of migrants. In order to do so we conducted a qualitative content analysis of recent international migration policy papers – the UN ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’ (2018) and the ‘European Agenda on Migration’ (2015) published by the European Com...
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This comparative study examines framing of migration-related stories (focused on media coverage of World Refugee Day [WRD]) between four countries, and framing developments over 18 years, specifically if (and how) the 2015 peak “refugee crisis” altered news coverage of refugee issues. Elite newspapers, the New York Times (USA), the Times of India,...
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This study examines the role music and social media can play in forming and revising cultural memory. We analyze responses to a call delivered on Facebook to suggest and discuss the Israeli “soundtrack of memory” and compare this user-generated “playlist” to the list of songs broadcast over Israel’s Memorial Day. We show that users conduct a critic...
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This article examines memory laws as a new form of social control, demonstrating the significance of cultural memory to law and society scholarship. It focuses on two Israeli laws that seek to control public debate by giving voice to one marginalized group in order to silence another. The article presents two forms of such utilization of the law: f...
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Legal and regulatory edicts that apply to archives focus on the value of the archival matter. The case study at the heart of this study discusses the rules pertaining to archives under Israeli law and analyzes them through a novel theoretical perspective that sees public depositories of information as media that partake in the creation and sustenan...
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The Instagram account: @Eva.stories went online on May,1, 2019, during the official Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day. It attracted millions of people to watch a digital adaptation of Eva Heyman's diary, written by a 15 years old Jewish-Hungarian girl who perished in Auschwitz. The project was much debated and critics claimed that an Instagram acco...
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Franz Kafka’s wish to destroy his literary estate after his death has been extensively written about, as was the decision of his close friend, Max Brod, not to obey it. By publishing Kafka’s work, Brod brought to light some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated works, among them The Trial, The Castle, and America. Brod’s decision and its conse...
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Learning in a networked society is presented in this symposium with the basic assumption that “schooling” and “society” cannot be considered as separate entities and should bring together the theoretical and practical tools of scientists in both the social and educational sciences. Despite the powerful potential for cross-fostering of ideas between...
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The dramatic technological advancements that characterize our current networked society have shifted the ways that people communicate, educate, and interact with each other. How could we build on these advancements to enhance the democratic essence of learning processes for the benefit of both society as a whole and its individual members? What are...
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The use of social media in the Arab world has drawn an increasing amount of scholarly attention. Research addressing ‘Arab Spring’ upheavals and Islamic military movements has demonstrated grassroots level and often spontaneous uses of social media platforms. However, little attention has been paid to political apps as an emergent means of communic...
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The iNakba is a new mobile application that allows users to locate, and learn about, Palestinian villages that were destroyed during and after the Nakba, the consequences of the war between Jewish forces and local and external Arab forces following the withdrawal of British Mandate from the colony of Palestine in 1948. As such, the iNakba, as a new...
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This study questions the role of media in the formation of society’s memory regarding the asylum seeker struggle in Israel. Through analyzing 180 news articles published during the daily coverage of the refugees’ protest in Israel between December 2013 and January 2014, this study offers an opportunity to explore the mediated environment that also...
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This chapter provides a longitudinal analysis of the digital divide in Israel between 2002-2013. It demonstrates how the gap has not been closing.
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Though it is crucial to the recognition of asylum seekers as refugees, the discussion about their mediated visual representations within host countries’ media is marginalized in academic discourse. Therefore, this study analyzes the visual coverage of asylum seekers’ protests, held in Israel, between December 2013 and January 2014. A qualitative an...
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The digital divide policy conversation focuses on connectivity and access to information and communication technologies as well as on the ability to use them in pre-prescribed ways and on the utility that their usage provides according to preset categories.However, the dynamics offered by van Dijk (2005) demonstrate that categorical inequalities pe...
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Interviews, site visits and observations are used in this study to describe the information needs of the asylum seeker and refugee community in Israel, utilizing Taylor's (1991) concept of identifying " information use environments " (IUE), whose elements are people, their settings, their problems, and the solutions they find for their problems. A...
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Interviews, site visits and observations are used in this study to describe the information needs of the asylum seeker and refugee community in Israel, utilizing Taylor's (1991) concept of identifying " information use environments " (IUE), whose elements are people, their settings, their problems, and the solutions they find for their problems. A...
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Communications policies are based on normative assumptions and establish the types and goals of communication processes secured. Policies regarding the Internet and the media that emerged as a result of the former’s growth as the predominant communications network developed along utilitarian principles. We believe, however, that new media’s unique...
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Improving the condition of marginalized communities in society cannot happen without changing current information and communications policies. These policies should not focus on the contribution they make to the common good, which takes place at the expense of the needs and wants of subaltern individuals. Rather, they should aim at the fulfillment...
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We describe three philosophies of justice: (a) the utilitarian, which says that decisions should be made with the aim of producing the greatest good for the greatest number; (b) John Rawls’s theory of justice, which contends that social and economic inequalities should be rearranged so that they provide the greatest advantage to the least advantage...
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Israel serves as an illustrative testbed for the potential of contemporary media to rewrite the rules of social engagement and to create new participatory opportunities for marginalized communities. Indeed, as is common in most Western societies, Israeli society is experiencing a “digital divide,” and here we present some figures from a longitudina...
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What differentiates contemporary media from their predecessors is not that they are social, as would seem to be the case owing to their common descriptor as “social media,” but that they create an opportunity for a new type of mediated sociability. They differ from the traditional media that dominated the twentieth century in four aspects: they pro...
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The indigenous Israeli Bedouins are systematically marginalized. Within this population, the people of Al-‘Arakeeb, a small “unrecognized” village located near the main road to Beer Sheva, which was demolished in 2010 and has since been repeatedly rebuilt and demolished, are perhaps the most oppressed. The story of the people in Al-‘Arakeeb demonst...
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iNakba is a trilingual—Arabic, Hebrew, and English—application based on global positioning system navigation technology. It was launched in 2014 by Zochrot (remembering in Hebrew), an Israeli nongovernmental organization, and it allows users to locate Palestinian villages that were destroyed during and after the 1948 war between Jewish forces and l...
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All media are new when they appear on the horizon and old by the time another, newer, medium arises. Indeed, the depiction of a medium as new connotes that something in this medium is different that sets it apart from existing media. In this book we will elaborate on the unique features that define new media: their interactivity, their potential to...
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In this book, a novel approach applying the theoretical framework of distributional justice theories developed by John Rawls and Amartya Sen to the governance of today’s media proposes a fresh, innovative assessment of the potential role for media in society. Three case studies describe the utilization of new media by marginalized communities in Is...
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In 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) established the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ (RtbF). Since its establishment, more than 500,000 people filed requests with Google to be ‘de-listed’ from its search. At the same time, the Court’s decision has stirred debates focused on the tension the decision raised between a person’s right to p...
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Media reform has not been high on the agenda of social reform movements in Israel historically, nor has it emerged as one following the social protests of 2011. All three reform strategies identified by Hackett and Carrol (2006)—internal, alternative media, and structural change—had been tried over the years. It emerges that the only strategy with...
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This collection brings together strategies for advancing media reform objectives, prepared by 33 scholars and activists working in and/or studying in more than 25 countries, including: Canada, Mexico and the United States; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Venezuela; Iceland; Germany, Switzerland and the...
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The commercially successful Hebrew translation of Alone in Berlin (Fallada, 2010) stirred a conversation regarding the German resistance to Nazism, until then a rarely discussed phenomenon in Israel. The analysis of media items dealing with the book revealed that different memory frameworks shaped the discussion about it. Thus, this study contribut...
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The Israeli Minister of Communications appointed on 4 February 2014 a tenmember expert committee to propose a regulatory framework for the future of commercial television (broadcast and cable) in light of the imminent introduction of over the top (OTT) audio-visual services. In this study, the authors describe the process influencing the committee’...
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Media reform has not been high on the agenda of social reform movements in Israel historically, nor has it emerged as one following the social protests of 2011. All three reform strategies identified by Hackett and Carrol (2006)-internal, alternative media, and structural change-had been tried over the years. It emerges that the only strategy with...
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If in the past, memory has been understood to be a biological phenomenon relating to the individual and his cognition, today it is clear that memory is a social construction effected by political and cultural processes. This study describes the laws used by the state of Israel in order to form its official memory. It describes how collective memory...
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When hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets in the summer of 2011, protesting the high cost of living and demanding “social justice,” the ills of the media system including its concentration, the growing digital divide, and the implosion of public broadcasting were not made part of the social movement's agenda. This study employs a j...
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Since its appearance in public life, the Internet has often been touted as more than a mere platform—instead, as an actual " game changer " —and its many applications are often referred to as " new media. " Different constituencies, however, perceive its " newness " differently and see its " game-changing " capabilities in different contexts. Some...
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This article on the civic struggles of residents of the demolished Bedouin village of Al-’Arakeeb in Israel demonstrates how social media have helped marginalized communities acquire a voice. It is based on site visits to the village over the course of a year beginning in July 2010, and on interviews with residents, Bedouin and Jewish activists, an...

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Media and collective memory are so intertwined that we cannot speak about one component with out mentioning the second. By analyzing memory driven political struggles we can have a better understanding of the activists' perspectives and how they perceive the role of media within the process of constructing their shared memory.