Doctoral Dissertation

Shomron, B. (2021). The Participation of Palestinian-Israelis in Public and Commercial Television and Radio in Israel as Capability. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Supervisor: Prof. Amit Schejter. Date: February 2021.



Schejter, A., Shomron, B., Abu-Jaffar, M., Abu Kaf, G., Mendels, J., Mola, S., Shacham, M., Sharha, A., & Tirosh, N. (2023). Digital Capabilities: ICT Adoption in Marginalized Communities in Israel and the West Bank. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-031-22929-9. DOI:


Refereed chapters in collective volumes 

Shomron, B. (2020). "Palestinian-Israelis Right to Communicate on Public Media, Case Study: the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) vs. the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA)." In Amal Jamal (Ed.) The Contradictions of Control – State Policies Towards Arab Citizens and the Impact on their Behavior. Walter Lebach Institute for the study of Jewish-Arab Coexistence, Tel Aviv University, pp. 95-116 [Hebrew].


Schejter, A. & Shomron, B. (accepted). Communication Rights and Capabilities. In M. Puppis, R. Mansell & H. Van den Bulck (Eds.), Handbook of Media and Communication Governance (pp. **). Edward Elgar Publishing.


Refereed articles in scientific journals


Shomron, B. (2024). The solicitation of altruistic kidney donations on Facebook. Social Science & Medicine. 


Shomron, B. (2024). Media representations and capabilities: An intergroup analysis of Muslim-Arabs, Bedouin, Druze, and Christian-Arabs. Mass Communication and Society, 27(1), 75-100.


Shomron, B. (2023). How the media promotes security and affects stigma: The cases of ultra-Orthodox "Haredi" Jews and Palestinian-Israelis during the Covid-19 pandemic. Western Journal of Communication, 87(4), 535-555.


Shomron, B. (2023). The media capabilities of Druze women in Israel. Feminist Media Studies, 23(5), 2170-2187.


Shomron, B. & Abdulaev, N. (2022). Celebrity-politicians as health-promoting role models: a case study of cigarettes and gym workouts on Facebook. First Monday, 27(6).


Shomron, B. (2022). The “Ambassadorial” Journalist: Twitter as a Performative Platform for Ultra-Orthodox Journalists during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Contemporary Jewry, 42, 263-291. and PMCID: PMC9148552 and PMID: 35669498


Shomron, B. & David, Y. (2022). Protecting the community: How digital media promotes safer behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic in authoritarian communities, a case study of the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. New Media & Society.


Abdulaev, N. & Shomron, B. (2022). Celebrity Politicians as Health-Promoting Role Models in the Media: the Cases of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and Benjamin Netanyahu. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 35, 369-389. and PMCID: PMC7549860 and PMID: 33071454


Shomron, B. (2022). The mediated discourse and voice of euthanasia: the Israeli media as a case study. BMJ Medical Humanities, 48(1), 76-84. and PMID: 33893226


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2022). The participation of Palestinian-Israeli politicians in public and commercial television and radio in Israel as capability. International Communication Gazette, 84(2), 113-135.


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2022). Diversity in broadcasting as an enabler of capabilities: The case of Palestinian-Israeli women on public and commercial radio and television. Feminist Media Studies, 22(2), 390-408.


Shomron, B. (2021). The capability ‘to be secure’: Media coverage of African asylum seekers during Covid-19 in Israel. Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(4), 4361-4380. and PMCID: PMC7928720


Shomron, B. & Tirosh, N. (2021). Contemporary Migrants and Media Capabilities – Understanding Communication Rights in International Migration Policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(17), 4040-4057. 


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2021). Violence and crime as inhibitors of capabilities: the case of Palestinian-Israelis and Israeli mass media. The Communication Review, 24(2), 167-191.   


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2021). Broadcast media and their social-networks sites: the case of Palestinian-Israeli representations and capabilities. Television & New Media, 22(5), 482-500.


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2021). Palestinian-Israeli’s voice in Israeli media as capability. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 14(1), 258-279.


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2020). “He too will become a nation and he too will become great”: The information needs of the "Bnei Menashe" immigrant community in Israel as capability. International Communication Gazette, 82(4), 384-403.


Shomron, B. & Schejter, A. (2020). The Communication Rights of Palestinian-Israelis Understood Through the Capabilities Approach. International Journal of Communication, 14, 1725-1743.