Schejter appointed to head regulatory committee in Israel

A faculty member in the College of Communications who also holds an appointment at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has been appointed to lead a committee tasked with developing regulatory recommendations for the burgeoning audiovisual market in Israel.

Amit Schejter, an assoicate professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Penn State and an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies ast Ben-Gurion University, was appointed by Israel’s communications minister, Gilad Erdan, to lead the 10-person committee that will propose the regulatory framework as Israel’s broadcast market changes as the result of fiber-optic cable and Internet broadcasts.

Along with proposing the framework, the committee has been tasked with poposing the structure of oversight bodies in the audiovisual market as Israel attempts to facilitate a transtion for existing broadcasters and introduce new service providers. The committee’s recommendations are due by August.

At Penn State, Schejter serves as co-director of the Institute for Information Policy. He is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Information Policy, a former director of legal affairs and international relations for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and former vice president for regulatory affairs at Cellcom Israel.

Last Updated February 18, 2014